A Brush With Kindness – Newark
A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), a small repairs program that Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) offers, was developed to assist individuals who are not able to afford the needed repairs on the exterior of their homes and other small repairs. Homeowners must have a need for the repairs, pay two installments of $250, and have a willingness to partner with HFHNCC.
This past year, HFHNCC identified several neighborhoods in Newark to start the next phase of ABWK and multiple families were approved for the program. The projects are coming to a close with a target completion date for the end of August. Some of the repairs that were done included new roofing, HVAC installations, new windows and doors, drywall, painting, and landscaping. The range for the costs of these projects on each individual home were anywhere between $13,000 – $20,000. A huge thank you goes out to the funders of these projects, Delaware State Housing Authority, City of Newark CDBG, and Newark UCC Church.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Ruby Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.