Roughly one in six Americans is currently in need of a decent, affordable place to live. Our nationwide economic crisis is creating additional difficulties for entire communities as they face foreclosures, abandonment, and home-maintenance issues. More problems surface as a result – unemployment, credit issues, and neighborhood crime. Communities and families are suffering.
Neighborhood Revitalization helps fulfill Habitat's mission.
Neighborhood Revitalization is designed to intentionally pursue Habitat for Humanity's strategic imperative of helping to transform and strengthen communities. It is a holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and most importantly helps preserve affordable housing stock.
The initiative's services may include new house construction, rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs for existing low-income homeowners, weatherization to make houses more energy-efficient and affordable, and strategic community planning that brings additional resources to underserved areas and builds more economically sustainable communities.
Habitat's goal is to join with other organizations and partners to offer additional resources and sustainable housing interventions to assist historically underserved communities in becoming more economically resilient.
The Greater Duval Neighborhood has been chosen as the focus for Neighborhood Revitalization.
Map of Greater Duval Neighborhood
Neighborhood Revitalization Partners:
- Cone Park Library
- DaySpring Missionary Baptist Church
- Mt.Carmel Baptist Church