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

Jones Creek

Jones Creek Cleanup

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity partnered with Jimmie Jarratt of the Escambia County Environmental Services Department  to clean up a portion of the Jones Creek Trail. As part of an ongoing restoration effort, Pensacola Habitat recruited 16 volunteers to help cut back and remove dead branches, clear brush, uproot weeds, rake trails, pick up trash, eliminate invasive plant species, and other basic …

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New Camshire Board Members

Camshire Meadows Homeowner's Association Meeting – September 17, 2014

On Wednesday, September 17th, the Camshire Meadows Homeowner’s Association and Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Program staff held a meeting to discuss a variety of issues. There was a great turn out, approximately twenty homeowners attended the meeting. The agenda included financial reporting, amendments to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions & Easements, and ideas about use of …

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Carver Park CIC

Cantonment CRA/Cantonment Improvement Committee

In September of 2013, Pensacola Habitat partnered with CIC on a large community planning service project that was spearheaded by Ascend Performance Materials and involved a cash donation for materials and up to 20 or more employee volunteers working with local volunteers. The CIC had been trying to find a way to repair a severely damaged private dirt road that …

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Build A Thon

AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon in the Westside Garden District

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity was selected as one of four affiliate jurisdictions chosen annually for a site where a concentrated group of Habitat AmeriCorps/Vista volunteers spend a week building and rehabilitating several new homes for Habitat families. For the Pensacola Build-a-Thon in June of 2013, the volunteers spent the week in the Westside Garden District doing the following activities: 4 …

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Keep Pensacola Beautiful Partnership

Keep Pensacola Beautiful Partnership

Pensacola has participated in several cemetery cleanups with Keep Pensacola Beautiful at the historic cemeteries on North A Street between Lloyd and Gonzales streets, known as the Magnolia and AME Zion Cemeteries. These cleanups are a partnership between Keep Pensacola Beautiful, the City of Pensacola, the UWF Archaeology Institute, Good Works Partnerships, military volunteers, and residents in the Westside Heritage …

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