Neighborhood Revitalization Critical Home Repair Program

In 2017, through our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, we introduced a Critical Home Repair initiative. The focus of this initiative is on accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, weatherization enhancements, and critical home repairs that are crucial to help families to remain in their own homes and for seniors to age in place.

One of our success stories is with homeowners Marie and Ozell. They have been members of the Logan Heights community for over 40 years. In 1971, Marie was a single mother who had just purchased her first home and began her career at Mercy Hospital. Now, she has retired and lives in that same house where she raised her three children. Today, grandchildren visit and her home is busy with family.

Marie and Ozell first heard about Habitat’s Critical Home Repair initiative through a church member. Their home was in evident need of repairs, and by meeting our qualification guidelines we have been able to address significant health and safety concerns, including lead and asbestos remediation, window replacement, and the addition of two new bathrooms. Repairing Marie’s home will allow her and her family to live a stronger and a more stable life in their beloved community of Logan Heights.


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Thank you to our staff and volunteers for all the hard work and dedication. We could not do this without your help!

Neighborhood Revitalization

Many of SDHFH’s new construction sites are nestled into older neighborhoods that are in need of some attention and care. Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) efforts focus on the improvement of entire communities around new Habitat construction sites, and supporting families who already own their homes. SDHFH has implemented major multi-year NR efforts in the communities of Escondido and Imperial Beach, and will continue to work in neighborhoods where it builds new houses.

We build more than just houses – we build community.

As part of Neighborhood Revitalization, SDHFH partners with other community-based organizations to help neighborhoods become stronger, more vibrant places to live. Together, we are not only addressing many complex housing challenges, we are changing the way we all think about housing and how to improve it for as many families as we can.

An array of housing solutions are offered through NR

Home repairs, weatherization, home preservation, and even wraparound family support services such as financial education referrals and home maintenance classes are all provided as a way to build stronger communities.

For more information about Neighborhood Revitalization or to apply for assistance, please contact Program Manager Anne Marie Conte at 619-283-4663 x128, or via email at