NRI and Home Repair
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity realizes that one decent home in a blighted neighborhood - while a good start - is not the only help the community needs. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (or NRI) is a program designed to take a more holistic approach to transforming neighborhoods. NRI works to unite new home construction and home repair efforts within a specific low-income neighborhood.
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is just one part of a community-wide solution. Our NRI department works to form collaborations with local organizations interested in helping transform a community. Partnerships between Habitat, other organizations, and (most importantly) the current residents of the focal neighborhood are key to successful revitalization.
Our NRI neighborhood: Tillicum
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity chose the Tillicum neighborhood to launch our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. We have purchased land and begun new home construction on the first of 30 new homes in Tillicum to be built over the next five years. Tillicum residents can aso receive home repairs through our home repair program.