The new housing repair program, called A Brush with Kindness, is aimed at providing minor repair services, including painting, landscaping and weatherization to low-income homeowners in need.
Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a goal to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, said the Rev. Don Taylor, Bee County HFH president. The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials whenever possible.
The homeowner must meet demonstrated need, willingness to partner and ability to repay a no interest loan. Payments made by the partner family are placed in a revolving fund to help ABWK serve others in need.
Bee County’s Habitat group is accepting applications now and plans to start its third project in September/October. The application forms may be found at attorney George (Trace) Morrill’s office, the Beeville Publishing Company, the Vineyard, First United Methodist Church and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Helping people repair and maintain their homes fits in seamlessly with Habitat’s core mission of making decent, affordable housing available to low-income families, Taylor said.
A Brush with Kindness is underwritten by a grant from Valspar, Habitat’s national paint partner.
Recently founded, Bee County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International created to witness and implement the gospel of Jesus Christ by working with people to help them create a better human habitat in which to live and work.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.