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|
|Exterior Paint Project||$750|
|Porch Repair or Construction||$2,500|
|Blighted Lot Purchased||$15,000|
|Develop Neighborhood Park||$60,000|