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.
During the week of June 15th – 19th Grace United Methodist Church of Naperville, Illinois, brought its Youth Summer Mission Group to Pensacola to work on critical repairs on homes in the Brownsville area. With a 100 skilled volunteers, the group assisted our Neighborhood Revitalization team in repair efforts in the Pensacola area thanks to the help of our new Pensacola Habitat home repair …
The Ella L. Jordan Home Restoration and Preservation Community Celebration Saturday August 1st, 11:00am – 2:00pm Located across from the Ella Jordan Home 400 Block of North C Street, Pensacola, FL 32501 Please join us in taking the first step in the restoration and preservation of the Ella L. Jordan Home. Bring your family, tell your neighbors, bring your friends, and support …
From Pensacola Today: This week, the Cantonment Improvement Committee hosted a ribbon-cutting at the new Carver Park Resource Center. The event, facilitated by Escambia County, marked the culmination of a nearly year-long project for the CIC.
From Pensacola Today: A local Eagle Scout earned his wings by building two Little Free Libraries as part of his final service project. Michael Karabin’s handiwork is showcased in the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s subdivisions of Providence Manor II and Champion Oaks. “Thanks to grant money from Bank of America and International Paper, as well as the hard work and dedication …
On St. Patrick’s Day, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity joined the Cantonment Improvement Committee (CIC) and Called to Greatness, a student ministry from Kansas, for a day of service at Carver Park. Together they painted the park’s pavilion, picnic tables, and landscaped around the CIC’s new Community Resource Center, including the planting of a butterfly garden and fruit trees.