A Brush With Kindness

every neighborhood is a building block for a bright future

A Brush With Kindness is an exterior home preservation program for eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. A Brush With Kindness is part of our larger Neighborhood Revitalization program and is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods, encourage connections within communities, and preserve local affordable housing stock.

What we do

ABWK projects can include: ABWK

  • Exterior painting
  • Basic landscaping
  • Minor exterior repairs
  • Pressure washing
  • Lead-based paint testing
  • Clean up

If you have any questions, please contact our family services department at 352-363-6493

How it works

Alachua Habitat for Humanity uses volunteer labor and donated materials to keep the cost of A Brush With Kindness projects low. Homeowners pay a portion of the cost, and we offer affordable payment plans to help stretch payments over the course of several months. We partner with the Community Weatherization Coalition and Gainesville's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for all A Brush With Kindness projects.

If you have any questions, please contact our family services department at 352-363-6493


In order to qualify for ABWK, applicants/homes must:

  • Be homeowner-occupied
  • Have property taxes paid in full
  • Carry homeowners insurance
  • Be in no danger of foreclosure
  • Have no current code violations
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to pay
  • Be willing to partner with Alachua Habitat through sweat equity
  • Be located in the designated Neighborhood Revitalization area (currently the Greater Duval community)
  • Have a household income below 60% of AMI (Area Median Income) as defined each year by HUD

2017 HUD household income guidelines for Alachua County, Florida

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60% AMI: Gross monthly income$2275$2600$2975$3245$3505$3765$4025$4825

To apply, please contact our family services department at 352-363-6496

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