A Brush with Kindness

Geographic Service Area: 
Twin Cities Metro Area
Program Details: 
Repairs completed by volunteers
Fix-up and minor repairs for existing homeowners

A Brush with Kindness is a program that helps preserve homeownership by partnering with homeowners struggling to restore and maintain a safe and decent place to live. When basic expenses exceed income month after month, home maintenance is the usual casualty. Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of home deterioration and unsafe living conditions.

  • Are you living in challenging circumstances, which have created issues that are beyond what you can handle on your own?
  • Are you struggling to keep your home in livable condition?
  • Have you had to choose between paying for food, medication, taxes, and basic utilities?
  • Are you facing city code violations or homeowner insurance cancellation due to the condition of your home?

Once a homeowner's eligibility is determined and their application is accepted, Twin Cities Habitat's A Brush with Kindness program provides caring volunteer groups who come alongside and assist homeowners in completing minor repairs, painting, and other home maintenance.

Apply for A Brush With Kindness

Homeowner eligibility:

  • Must complete Homeowner Application
  • Family income must be under 50% of the Twin Cities' Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Homes must be owner-occupied
  • Scope of work must match program resources
  • All able-bodied homeowners and residents of the home are required to work alongside volunteers
  • Homeowners are expected to be cooperative partners with staff and volunteers
  • Homeowners are asked for financial pledge to the A Brush with Kindness program on larger projects—payable when they sell or refinance their home

For more information
Contact Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity or call 612-788-8169.