Rock the Block

Rock the Block repair events are two-day neighborhood beautification blitzes that offer simple, outdoor repairs to qualifying homeowners in a focused area of the community. During Rock the Block, homes and communities receive a much-needed makeover, with volunteers dedicating their time and effort to repairing, painting, landscaping, and revitalizing homes, neighborhoods, and public spaces.

Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties’ Fall 2023 Rock the Block Neighborhood Beautification Blitz will take place on April 26 and 27, 2024, in Richmond, KY.

Homeowners in our focus neighborhood on E. Locust Street in Richmond are encouraged to apply. Applications have been mailed to homeowners in this area. If you didn’t receive an application, you can download one below. 

Volunteer registration for our fall Rock the Block event is now open!

Through Rock the Block, we partner with qualifying homeowners to keep the exterior of their homes safe and well-maintained. We assist these families with exterior repairs, yard clean-up, exterior painting, and light landscaping, one neighborhood at a time.

A Brush with Kindness Projects

A Brush with Kindness includes basic outdoor repairs and isn’t designed for critical repairs or for work that is time sensitive. Here are some examples of repairs that would qualify.

  • exterior painting/staining
  • minor repairs
  • porch/deck repairs
  • wheelchair ramps
  • light landscaping
  • outdoor clean up

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant(s) must:

  • live in the Rock the Block Focus Neighborhood
  • be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • demonstrate a genuine need for assistance with the repair.
  • be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties by helping with their repair (accommodations are available for individuals unable to help due to a disability).
  • must own the home for which they are seeking repairs, and the home must be their primary residence.
  • must have owned and lived in the home for a minimum of one year prior to applying, and plan on owning and living in the home for a minimum of three years after the work is completed.
  • be current on their mortgage payments.
    have homeowners insurance with liability coverage (proof of insurance required).
  • be current on homeowners insurance premiums.
  • be current with their property taxes.
  • have a total household income at or below 60% of the Area Median Income. See maximum income for various sized families below.

    Household Size/Maximum Income
    (Madison County)

    Household of 1:  $32,100
    Household of 2:  $36,720
    Household of 3:  $41,280
    Household of 4:  $45,840
    Household of 5:  $49,560
    Household of 6:  $53,220
    Household of 7:  $56,880
    Household of 8:  $60,540

    Household Size/Maximum Income
    (Clark County)

    Household of 1:  $37,560
    Household of 2: $42,900
    Household of 3: $48,240
    Household of 4: $53,580
    Household of 5: $57,900
    Household of 6: $62,160
    Household of 7: $66,480
    Household of 8: $70,740

    Applying for Rock the Block Repairs

    If you live in the focus area of our Rock the Block event and feel you meet the criteria above, please fill out the application below.

    Along with your online application, we will need the following before our volunteers can come to your home to make an assessment. 

    • Proof of Insurance (insurance declaration)
    • Verification of residences (Utility bill, bank or credit card statement, etc.)
    • Current property tax receipt
    • A drivers license or other government issued picture ID with your current address for every person age 18 and older in your household. 
    • two most recent pay stubs for each employed household member employed. Every individual over the age of 18 that is residing in the home and working must be included.
    • If applicable, include documentation of non-employment income or assistance with the application D if the residents over 18 years of age are notworking and receiving benefits. [SSI, CT Welfare, child support, pension payments, Medicaid, HUSKY, AlV, etc.]

    Once you have submitted your application and supporting documents, we will review your application to ensure all Rock the Block criteria are met.

    If your application meets the Rock the Block criteria, our volunteers will come to your home to meet with you and assess the repairs you have requested. At least one homeowner must be present at the time of the assessment.

    While at your home our volunteer will gather information to help us determine which repairs we will be able to complete.

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