Habitat for Humanity of Newburgh has secured some funds for a new project that is called Brush with Kindness. It serves low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes and provides minimal repairs including painting and weatherization. Apparently $50,000 [PDF] have been secured through a grant from the city’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Action Plan and Community Development Block Grant.
According to a THR article, “one of the organization’s goals is to use its projects as the catalyst to encourage whole neighborhoods to come back.” This is great news. Sometimes homes might need a new porch or a new roof and homeowners might not have the resources to make these repairs. This program will help those in need and hopefully inspire others to take pride in their own homes and start repairs that will eventually beautify an entire block or neighborhood in Newburgh.
**Sorry that job posting for the store manager for the ReStore was outdated. If there are future openings at Habitat I will be sure to share them after they have been passed on to me through Habitat Newburgh directly.