What is 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 September 29-30 in Richmond, KY.
Homeowners in our focus neighborhood around Irvine View and Douglas Court in Richmond are encouraged to apply using the online application below.
Volunteer registration for our fall Rock the Block event is now open!
Do I qualify for a Rock the Block repair?
Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties’ Rock the Block program. Through this program, 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.
Rock the Block isn’t designed for indoor or critical repairs or for work that is time sensitive.
Taking part in Rock the Block is easy, but there are important details to keep in mind and steps that you must take.
- Live in the focus area of the Rock the Block event.
- Be a Madison or Clark County Homeowner.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Be unable to perform the repairs themselves or to pay someone to do the repairs for them.
- Be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties to contribute Sweat Equity hours.
- Home must be the primary residence of applicant(s), and applicant(s) must have lived in the home for a minimum of one year prior to applying, and plan on living in the home for a minimum of three years after work is completed.
- Be current on their mortgage payments
- Have homeowners insurance with liability coverage (proof of insurance required)
- Have a total household income below the levels listed in this chart.
How do I apply for Rock the Block?
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 your insurance binder from your homeowner insurance carrier before our volunteers can come to your home to make an assessment. Please tell your insurance carrier to send the binder with proof of homeowner insurance to email@example.com.
Once you have submitted your application and insurance documentation, 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. An adult 18 years or older must be home 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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