Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program (ABWK) soon will be making its way into the Clarke Square neighborhood for the fourth year in a row.
AWBK fixes up homes needing repairs such as paint, new windows, security doors or roofing, among other projects.
Enrollment is open now on a first-come first-served basis, according to Veronica Ortiz, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI) housing coordinator. Applications should be dropped off at Journey House, 1900 W. Washington St.
Eligible properties are then referred to AWBK, which provides repairs to bring homes up to code free of charge to the homeowner.
The number of homes to be repaired in Clarke Square has yet to be determined, though it’s likely to be about 10, according to Ortiz.
The program is funded by the Zilber Family Foundation and the Margaret S. Chester Revocable Trust, with paint donated by the Valspar Corporation.
To be eligible, residents must be low-income homeowners, and also must certify that they do not intend to move or sell their home within the next three years.