A Brush with Kindness

A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is a program that assists low-income families in repairing and renovating their homes so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes. We focus on assisting elderly, veteran families and those with limited mobility.

A Brush with Kindness projects include painting, landscaping, carpentry, and critical repair services that meet the criteria of aging in place. Informational Brochure is available here.

How does the program work?

  • Habitat selects partner families based on income, need, and willingness to partner.
  • Habitat affiliates use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low and take no profit for their services.
  • A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the project. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help A Brush with Kindness serve others in need.
  • This program would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors.

Why does Habitat for Humanity offer these exterior maintenance services?

  • Families live in safe and well-maintained homes.
  • Neighborhoods are revitalized.
  • Community connections are made.
  • Affordable housing inventory is preserved and our most vulnerable are allowed to age in place with dignity.

Fill out the application and return it to Family Services.

ABWK Veteran Application with Survey

2023 ABWK Application with Survey (limited mobility and elderly)


Paint Brush