Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) is a Habitat for Humanity program that focuses on revitalizing existing homes and neighborhoods through partnerships with homeowners. The goal is to bring new life and pride to a neighborhood through a variety of home repair and community development programs.
Through our involvement in NRI, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity hopes to provide residents with the resources, supplies, and volunteers to create growth and revitalization in their communities. Habitat is committed to serving more families by responding to community needs with newly offered products, services, and partnerships.
Exterior work including painting, patching, minor repair, landscaping, or replacement of materials that are in poor condition.
Designed to improve the energy efficiency and overall indoor air quality and comfort of the structure.
Extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues or code violations.
Work can be a combination of the above offered products. Costs typically exceed $25,500.
NRI is currently limited to homeowners in the neighborhood of Tillicum in the City of Lakewood and veteran homeowners throughout Pierce County. The basic requirements for this program are need, ability to pay a no-interest loan, and willingness to partner by completing sweat-equity hours.
NRI is driven by input from community stakeholders using a variety of engagement pieces including resident surveys, focus groups, and property assessments that help tailor our plan to the neighborhood. Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity participates as a member of the community groups and provides expertise, advocacy, and resources to improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents.