Brush with Kindness
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Every family should have the opportunity to affordably maintain their home. But, sometimes, life gets in the way. Injury, loss of income, additional family members can put a strain on some families’ limited income. Families are stronger when they live in safe and stable homes. That is why Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has created the Brush with Kindness program.
we are there.
what we do.
- Exterior Painting
- Carpentry repairs on roofing, siding, doors, porch
- Tree trimming/ Yard cleanup
what we don't do.
- Cosmetic repairs
- Plumbing, electrical, heating (dependent upon funding)
- Building additions
- Emergency repairs
- Large structural repair
- Resident of Riley or Pottawatomie Counties for a minimum of one year
- Owner occupied home for at least the last two years and have homeowners insurance
- Current on your property taxes
- Repairs are an approved type of Habitat Repair Team projects
- Household income does not exceed our income guidelines
- Will not sell home for at least one year
Income Guidelines 2020
- Family SizeMaximum Annual
Qualified homeowners will receive a grant for a portion of the repair.
The commitment that will be required of the homeowner is 10 hours of sweat equity and then a payment that is specific to their income.
- Households with an annual income 30% of less of HUD AMI, program fee will be $50
- Households with an annual income 31%-60% of HUD AMI, program fee will be $150
- Households with an annual income 61%-80% AMI, program fee will be $250
We are looking for eager, community-minded volunteers to work on short-term projects for low-income homeowners. Exterior repairs (painting, yard clean-up, etc.) that can be done in one or two days – perfect for large groups!
Groups of five or more that would like to form their own “Team” are encouraged! Each team decides which projects to accept and how often they will participate throughout the year.
Eligible applications will result in a staff visit to your home to understand your repair needs.
how much will it cost?
Qualified homeowners may receive a grant (dependent upon availability of funds) for all or part of the repair needed. The Habitat Repair Team program is partially funded through the generosity of the Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation, Grants for Greater Manhattan, the Deihl Community Grant Program and the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition.
how to apply.
become a volunteer.
We are looking for eager, community-minded volunteers to work on short-term projects for low-income homeowners. Exterior repairs (painting, porch repair, yard clean-up, etc.) that can be done in one or two days – perfect for large groups!
Groups of five or more that would like to form their own “Team” are encouraged! Each team decides which projects to accept and how often they will participate throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your team.
We hope to spread God’s love further throughout Riley and Pottawatomie counties with this terrific initiative – won’t you join us? Register your team today!