Habitat for Humanity has been working with neighbors throughout Metro Louisville since 1985. In 2016, we launched a new initiative to make our community a better place for even more of our neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity's "Love Your Neighborhood" initiative focuses on community development and repair through partnerships with homeowners and community groups. "Love Your Neighborhood" strengthens and uplifts the dynamic between individual pride, community engagement and neighborhood livability by creating a safer and healthier environment. 

Home Preservation

The "Love Your Neighborhood" initiative selects multiple streets in a neighborhood where low-income homeowners are invited to participate in exterior home repair projects.

Projects can include:

    • Porch and ramp repair 
    • Landscaping
    • Gutter repair
    • Fence repair
    • Painting
    • Other needed external repairs

Beautification Projects

Habitat's "Love Your Neighborhood" includes a variety of beautification efforts. These projects bring volunteers and neighbors together to focus on safety and visual improvements within the boundary area. 

Projects can include: 

    • Alley and street clean-ups 
    • Painting, potting and distributing flower pots to all homes
    • Re-striping crosswalks leading to community spaces and buildings

Help Us Spread The Love

2018 "Love Your Neighborhood" Statistics

    • Habitat for Humanity hosted 3 "Love Your Neighborhood" events in 2018.
    • The 3 events took place in the Richmont Terrace, Russell and Portland neighborhoods.
    • Over the course of the 3 events, over 500 volunteers built a new playground, completed 10 exterior home repair projects on owner-occupied homes, reviatlized 2 community parks and 1 community garden, cleaned 45 vacant lots and picked up over 10,000 lbs of trash/debris. 
    • Thank you to our Community Development Sponsor, Harshaw Trane. Special thanks to our 2018 "Love Your Neighborhood" sponsors and partners! These organizations truly made a difference in revitalizing the Louisville community block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood. Thank you for helping us spread the love!