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WEATHER UPDATE

Rock the Block morning and afternoon shift 8/3 is cancelled

 

We were hoping the weather would blow over, but the radar is calling for major storms this afternoon. We unfortunately are going to have to cancel.

 

If you were scheduled to volunteer and would like to volunteer on 8/4 you are welcome to attend either the morning shfit (8:30am - 12pm) or the afternoon shift (12:30pm - 4pm). If you would like to reschedule to volunteer for a different day at the construction site, please email king@midlandhabitat.org.

 

Rock the Block

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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

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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.

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 katty@midlandhabitat.org or complete the online inquiry form here.

How The Community Can Help

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Sponsor Rock The Block

 Join us in bringing people together to revitalize our community.

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 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. This initiative is possible with partnership with the community in sponsorships, lunch and refreshment donations, and water donations.

 

For additional information or questions, please contact Amanda King, Impact Manager at 989-496-0900 or king@midlandhabitat.org

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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. 

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Volunteer

Midland County Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers of all ages, races, nationalities, religious affiliations and economic levels. Some tasks require licensed contractors or skilled volunteers. Other tasks can be learned on the job. Due to safety precautions volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. All volunteers under 18 must have a legal guardian accompany them while volunteering.

 

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 us:

 

Amanda King. Impact Manager

king@midlandhabitat.org

989-496-0900

or complete the online volunteer inquiry form here.

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Contact Us

For additional information or for any questions contact Katty Owens, Homeowner Services Manager, katty@midlandhabitat.org or 989-496-0900

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Midland County Habitat for Humanity complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age material, sexual orientation, or sources of income.