For families to succeed, sometimes the dynamics of their neighborhood have to change. Neighborhood Revitalization is a holistic approach that expands Habitat’s traditional partnership with new homeowners and volunteers to include neighbors and local organizations for a far greater impact.

[vc_mad_blockquotes style=”with-bg-2″ description=”Jonathan Reckford” info=”CEO, Habitat for Humanity International”]Neighborhood Revitalization is the way of the future and is an essential element of Habitat’s work. By focusing on entire neighborhoods, we can greatly increase our impact.[/vc_mad_blockquotes]

While new home construction continues to play a vital role, a bigger toolbox that includes repairs and other services allows Habitat to serve more families. Neighborhood Revitalization starts at the grassroots level — with people in the community determining the goals for their neighborhood.

Habitat Dutchess is committed to Neighborhood Revitalization in the City of Poughkeepsie:
2013 Build at 133 Thompson

2014 Rehabilitation Build at 120 Thompson

2015 Build at 125 Garden Street

Make A Difference Day Events of 2013, 2014 and 2015

Habitat’s new building-scape mural:

Under the direction of renowned artist Lady Pink, students from New Paltz High School painted a beautiful mural at Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County and the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 45 Catharine Street.  This project was part of our on-going Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.