Rock the Block
Rock the Block is focused on bringing people together to revitalize neighborhoods.
The purpose is to get neighbors and the greater community working together to improve their community.
The program is designed to address the exterior areas of properties including yard maintenance, lighting improvements and repair of porches, railings, windows, and critical home repairs. By completing revitalization projects such as Rock the Block, we can help promote a vibrant, well-maintained neighborhood that leads to healthy families and increased property values. As we work towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live, we know that affordable homeownership is only part of the solution and focus on homeowner home repairs as well.
Rock The Block is An Investment in Our Community
Rock the Block is a volunteer driven, community based event with the aim of improving a neighborhood's appearance along with assisting local homeowners with upkeep and needed home repairs. Small changes make a big impact, especially for homeowners who experience financial or physical barriers to home maintenance and repair. Rock the Block brings to life a community well being. Volunteers work side-by-side with homeowners and make a huge impact in our community.
Currently we are focusing on the Sam Street neighborhood located in the Bay City Corridor. If you are a homeowner in the area, apply for the program, click here.
How The Community Can Help
Homeowners - Apply for the Program
Midland County Habitat for Humanity’s (MCHFH) Rock the Block program combines homeowners in targeted areas, volunteers, and community supporters to revitalize community homes. Under the direction of Habitat staff, volunteers complete exterior home repairs, weatherization and clean up efforts on owner occupied homes.
The main requirement are:
- Must own your home (no land contracts), be current on your property taxes and have current homeowners insurance
- Must live in the Bay City Corridor
- Applicant can earn 30% – 60% of area median income (see midlandhabitat.org for details)
- Must be willing to partner with MCHFH
If you are interested in learning more about home repairs, please contact the Homeowner Services Manager, Katty Owens at 989-496-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online inquiry form here.
Sponsor Rock The Block
Purchase Tools to Support the Initiative
It takes a lot of tools to help build homes, and revitalize neighborhoods. Help us build and repair housing in our community by purchasing an item off our tools wish list. Click here to see the wish list.
Midland County Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers of all ages, races, nationalities, religious affiliations and economic levels. Although liability concerns prevent us from allowing minors under the age of 14 on building sites during construction, they are welcome to help with non-construction related activities. Some tasks require licensed contractors or skilled volunteers. Other tasks can be learned on the job.
If you are interested in volunteering for Rock the Block, which is a great individual volunteer opportunity or group event for a work team or team building experience, contact Amanda King. You can email at email@example.com, call 989-496-0900 or complete the online volunteer inquiry form here.