Neighborhood Revitalization

What is the Neighborhood Revitalization program?

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity has identified the need to expand housing services beyond new home construction and to incorporate broader community development projects into its work.

Through continuous outreach and meetings with residents and community leaders, Pensacola Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program  works to identify the greatest revitalization needs within communities.

The NR Program expands Pensacola Habitat’s traditional housing services to include community collaboration for neighborhood enhancement activities (NR Community Pride), Community Development, and repair and renovation of affordable homes (RENEW).

NR Community Pride

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity helps neighborhoods within the city and county to become active and involved by organizing volunteers and other resources to assist with projects that enhance neighborhoods.

The NR Community Pride Program oversees projects such as:

  • Vacant lot or public R-O-W clean ups
  • Painting homes
  • Minor home repairs
  • Handicap accessibility accommodations
  • Landscaping of public space

View our past Community Pride projects.

Community Development

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization program creates opportunities for residents to learn about community development processes and come together to develop neighborhood priorities and plans, and develop into more formalized neighborhood associations.

Pensacola Habitat’s NR Coordinator, who is a certified planner, educates, guides, and empowers residents in ways that result in them becoming more involved in local governmental decision making, developing long-term plans and visions for their communities, and pursing resources needed to implement their revitalization needs.

 

Learn more about our Community Development initiatives

(RENEW) Rebuild & Energize Neighborhoods by Empowering from Within

Pensacola Habitat is currently in the process of facilitating “RENEW,” a collaborative of public, private, and faith-based organizations that will advocate and participate in the preservation of safe, affordable homes within established and supportive communities inside of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

RENEW partners will combine resources and share knowledge to assist low-income residential repair and maintain safe affordable homes within the context of bringing the economically-disadvantaged community together to sustain the entire neighborhood.

Neighborhood Revitalization News

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Walmart Foundation to Announce $1.2M in Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Including Pensacola Habitat

** MEDIA ADVISORY** Photo and video opportunity TUESDAY, OCT. 18: Walmart Foundation to Announce $1.2M in Grants to Florida Nonprofits Local nonprofits to be recognized at Day of Giving event in Pensacola  WHAT: On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will hold a Day of Giving in Pensacola to honor the Florida nonprofits receiving more than $1.2 million …

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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Team Coordinates Beautification Project in Brownsville and West Pensacola

Pensacola, FL (July 11, 2016) Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) team will partner with 50 teens from across the country in Brownsville and the Westside Garden District this July 18th – 22nd. Both communities are considered focus areas for the NR department as they are located within an established Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), which are special taxing districts …

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Inform and Empower your passion at Pensacola Habitat’s 2nd Annual Community Summit

What is the most important issue that needs to be addressed to move our community forward? Does community improvement hinge just on economic development? Is it most important that we preserve our history and natural environment? Should our focus on early childhood education eclipse other efforts, or is it more important to support the local workforce with adequate affordable housing? …

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HabiChat Newsletter March/April 2016

In this issue: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Pensacola Hot Wheels Food Truck Festival – Saturday April 23 – Learn more! Volunteer News Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition AmeriCorps Recruitment – Learn more about AmeriCorps Save the Date: Annual Community Summit – Sustainable Communities – June 9th, 1-4pm and more!

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Historic Brownsville Community, Inc Approves Articles of Incorporation

Historic Brownsville Community, Inc. (HBC), a community association made up of residents, businesses and stakeholders interested in the revitalization and betterment of the quality of life in Brownsville, approved its Articles of Incorporation and elected its inaugural Board of Directors and officers on April 12, 2016.  The bylaws of the organization were approved in January 2016. One of the newly …

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