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.
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.
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.
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.