Neighborhood Revitalization

Neighborhood Revitalization is a holistic approach that expands Habitat's traditional partnership with new homeowners and volunteers to include neighbors and local organizations for a far greater impact in communities served. While home construction continues to play a vital role, a bigger toolbox that includes repairs and other services allows Habitat to serve more families.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is expanding its products and services to include owner occupied home repairs, weatherization, and home energy education. Our goal is to partner with residents, not-for-profits, businesses, local governments and communities of faith to implement a shared vision of revitalizing neighborhoods.

 

Neighborhood Revitalization Programs:
 

Home Repairs:

We offer repair services to homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Some of our home repair work includes painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services such as accessibility ramps, plumbing and electrical to preserve homes and revitalize neighborhoods.

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208
Please view the application here.

 

Home Energy Counseling & Check-UP (HEC2):

In partnership with Energize Delaware, an in-home energy check-up is a fast, easy way to increase home energy efficiency and help homeowners start saving immediately. For qualified customers, the In-Home Energy Check-Up and Counseling includes:

  • A one-hour in-home appointment with an Energy Advisor.
  • Counseling on ways to save energy and money.
  • Information about additional programs for utility assistance and energy-related repairs.
  • Installation of up to $100 in energy-saving products.

Click here to complete the HEC2 Interest Form.

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208

 

Statewide Refrigerator Replacement:

The Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates are partnering with Energize Delaware to deliver this program which serves qualified low-income Delmarva Power homeowners and renters. Qualified applicants will receive a new energy efficient refrigerator which will reduce energy bills and improve quality of life. There is a $50 administration fee for this program.

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208 or Email: rrp@sussexcountyhabitat.org
Please view the application here.    

For information about the Statewide Refrigerator Replacement Program in Kent County and New Castle County click here.

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Insulated Skirting:

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity’s insulated skirting program will assist low-income Delmarva Power homeowners and renters living in manufactured housing. Through this Energize Delaware partnership, homeowners and renters can apply to receive a new insulated skirt at no cost. Sussex County Habitat’s Insulated Skirting Program will bring multiple benefits that include:

  • A new foundation enclosure – aka “skirting” – to reduce air infiltration and increase energy efficiency;
  • Providing a substantial barrier to nature and the elements by blocking air from circulating underneath the home, making it easy and affordable to control the temperature in the winter; and
  • Energy savings of up to 25%.

     


For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208

Please view the application here.
Click here to learn more about Energize Delaware's Empowerment Grant

 

Rock The Block:

Rock the Block is an event-based program that brings together residents, municipalities and community partners to collectively improve targeted neighborhoods through the completion of exterior home repairs, community projects and beautification activities. Our vision is that the community work together to make the neighborhood look great - which is something worth celebrating. Here’s how homeowners qualify:

  • Own your home and have lived there for at least one year;
  • Be up to date on all mortgage and lot payments;
  • Be willing to display small marketing materials and volunteer to work “in your community”; and
  • If needed repairs go beyond the free services offered, have the ability to pay a small loan for minor repairs.

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208

 

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