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
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.
(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.
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? …
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 …
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) team has begun the “Green Up Brownsville” project. With help from key partners (including Historic Brownsville Community and volunteers from Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge groups), the Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) team has started Phase I of the beautification project in the historic Brownsville business corridor. Last week volunteers worked together to paint a building and remove …
Pensacola, FL (March 2, 2016) Over the course of the next two months, beginning Saturday, March 5th, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization team will work to “Green Up Brownsville”. Key partners in the initiative are the Historic Brownsville Community, volunteers from Pensacola Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge and local Marines. These groups will collaborate with the hopes of improving the …