Special Projects

Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)

NRI is a program allowing Habitat affiliates to serve more families, by using our construction and volunteer knowledge to repair and revitalize existing homes. Houston Habitat has been chosen by Habitat International to help spearhead this program, and we began with our 2011 MLK National Day of Service project in the 5th Ward.

In addition to building new, affordable homes for Houston families, Houston Habitat seeks to build communities by working with existing homeowners to repair and rehabilitate homes. Focusing in Houston’s Fifth Ward, we partner with volunteers, donors and homeowners to broaden our impact. By utilizing a holistic approach, the end result will make a strong visible impact and help transform this community

Projects include painting, external repair work, building or repairing porches/ramps, landscaping, neighborhood clean-up, beautification, and many more tasks.

The NRI initiative is currently seeking funding, homeowners in the target area, volunteers and community partners. Please contact Martha for more information.

Examples of NRI Projects and Costs
Landscaping $500
Exterior Paint Project $750
Fence Repair $1,000
Siding Repair $1,200
Weatherization $2,500
Porch Repair or Construction $2,500
Rooftop Repair $8,000
Foundation Repair $9,000
Blighted Lot Purchased $15,000
Extensive Refurbish $20,000
Develop Neighborhood Park $60,000

Women Leadership Initiatives

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Campus Chapters

Rice University and University of Houston have both established local campus chapters of Habitat for Humanity. For more information, follow the links below.

Interested in starting a campus chapter? Contact us today!