A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

A Brush with Kindness

Critical Home Repairs & Weatherization

Preserving home exteriors and revitalizing neighborhoods

A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services.

How does the program work?

  • Habitat selects partner families based on income, need and willingness to partner.
  • Habitat affiliates use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low and take no profit for their services.
  • A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the project. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help A Brush with Kindness serve others in need.

Why does Habitat for Humanity offer these exterior maintenance services?

  • Families live in safe and well-maintained homes.
  • Neighborhoods are revitalized.
  • Community connections are made.
  • Affordable housing inventory is preserved.

Download A Brush With Kindness Application