Brush with Kindness and Ramps & Rails
Ramps & Rails
The Ramps & Rails program aids elderly and disabled individuals by working with them to design and build a ramp that fits their home. Our volunteers design and build each ramp to enable our partner families to maintain their independence.
A Brush with Kindness
A Brush with Kindness is a nation-wide effort to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes through a preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, and minor repair services.
How does it work?
Using volunteers and donated materials to make repairs affordable, Habitat helps low-income homeowners continue to live independently and securely in their homes. A Brush With Kindness program focuses on home repair services such as minor exterior repairs, landscaping, and exterior clean-up. Ramps & Rails supports elderly and disabled homeowners to achieve and sustain their independence.
These programs allow us to serve a different population than we currently serve, yet follows the same basic tenets for eligibility (need, ability to pay and willingness to partner).
Ramps & Rails and ABWK serve as companions to our core building program, enabling us to serve more families, expand our exposure within the community, increase opportunities for volunteers and develop our base of sponsors. These programs revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthen connections within the community, and help preserve and create affordable housing stock.
Our programs serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes and provide caring volunteer groups who are willing to come alongside and assist homeowners in completing the necessary work. Able-bodied homeowners work side by side with volunteers in a cooperative effort. This kind of homeowner-by-homeowner approach translates into stronger neighborhoods and communities.
If you have any questions, please contact Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org (732) 728-0441 ext. 311
In order to verify you are eligible for assistance. In some cases we are able to provide additional assistance based on the information provided and home inspection.
Each application and its supporting documents are reviewed by our committee. Notification can take up to 3 weeks.
Someone from our committee will contact you with the status of your application.
Homeowner financial responsibility is calculated on an individual basis. Homeowners may be responsible for some of the cost of materials needed, but generally it is between 10% to 20% of the total, based on the homeowner’s ability to pay.