NOAHH is preserving communities through our A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program.

ABWK is an owner-occupied home repair service that provides a variety of minor home repairs, interior and exterior, based on deferred maintenance, acute damage, and daily wear and tear. This program helps low-income, elderly, and or disabled homeowners who may struggle to manage necessary repairs on their own. ABWK volunteers will help homeowners with exterior painting, exterior handicap ramps and other accessibility needs, minor exterior repairs, yard clean-up & landscaping, and sidewalk repairs.

Please contact us at the ABWK hotline at 504-609-3328 or by email at abwk@habitat-nola.org to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Homeowner Requirements

ABWK partners must complete 8 hours of sweat equity and be present if at all possible during the repairs. A small, out-of-pocket fee is charged based on the homeowner’s documented income as a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI) (in other words, the fee is based on how much you earn compared to the average income in the area). AMI is provided by the Department of Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis.

All ABWK applicants must be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination for all adults living in the home.

What We Repair

Typical repairs include sheetrock, painting, carpentry, doors, windows, flooring, and minor plumbing or electrical repairs. This list is not all inclusive. Roofing is not currently included.

An approved scope of work is developed after your home is assessed by NOAHH personnel.

 

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