Habitat for Humanity Frederick

Neighborhood Revitalization

The Neighborhood Revitalization program focuses on uplifting neighborhoods for the benefit of all who live there. Completed through individual home repairs for citizens in need, as well as projects that benefit the community at large, the program aims to give all residents a sense of pride and dignity where they live. To accomplish these efforts, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County collaborates with neighborhood residents and local partners to change the faces of neighborhoods and the lives of the families who live there.

A Brush With Kindness

As part of the Neighborhood Revitalization program, Habitat for Humanity partners with families who cannot afford necessary repairs to their homes and are in need of assistance.  These repairs may range from minor clean-up efforts to major repairs to help citizens remain safe in their homes.

To qualify for repair services, you must have:

  1. A need for repairs that you cannot complete yourself.
  2. Ownership and occupancy of the home as your primary residence for at least 1 year and plans to stay in the home for at least 3 years.
  3. A total family income that is not more than 80% of Frederick County’s median income.

Examples of A Brush With Kindness projects include:

  • Exterior scraping, caulking and non-cosmetic painting
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Installing grab bars
  • Tub Cuts (converting tubs into walk-in showers by contracting with a specialized subcontractor)
  • Minor roof repair and soffit or fascia replacement
  • Board replacements on porch, stair or ramp
  • Door replacement
  • Landscaping (pruning, trimming, reseeding and general clean-up)
  • Clean-up of brush
  • Weather stripping
  • Interior and exterior work necessary to maintain living in the home
  • Siding and trim repair or replacement
  • Installation of handrails
  • Floor and drywall repair or replacement

A major Home Repair project on 7th Street in Frederick dramatically improved the appearance and safety of this home, as well as the life of the homeowner.

To be considered for A Brush With Kindness Home Repairs:

Click here to download an application for A Brush With Kindness home repairs.

Click here to fill out an online application.

To be considered for A Brush With Kindness Home Repairs, complete the application in the link above and return it to info@frederickhabitat.org or send it via mail to:

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD
P.O. Box 338
Frederick, MD 21701-0338

Habitat for Humanity Frederick
24 S. Wisner Street, Suite 130
Habitat for Humanity Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
Habitat for Humanity Frederick
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