Neighborhood Revitalization

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity does so much more than new construction! True to our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live; in addition to building homes, we build communities through Neighborhood Revitalization.

Neighborhood Revitalization is a core value of Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. SLVHFH partners with select neighborhoods to build the community they dream of living in by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships. Our mission with Neighborhood Revitalization is to empower residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

The goal of NR is to build a legacy – block by block – not just for one family at a time, but for an entire community.

elderly man smileCritical Home Repair

There is a great need for Home Repair services in our community. These services focus on revitalizing homes’ integrity through both exterior and interior home repair to alleviate health, life and safety/code issues. Repairs range from energy efficiency upgrades lowering the utility costs for the homeowner, to critical home repairs that address major repair needs.

A Brush with Kindness

This is a program that encourages and provides an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors maintain their homes. The “A Brush with Kindness” program helps families maintain the exterior and landscaping of their homes. Through exterior home repairs, individuals can live in safe, decent homes and restore hope and pride to their community.

An array of housing solutions are offered through NR.  Home repairs, weatherization and home preservation are all provided as a way to build stronger communities.

The primary qualifications to obtain assistance are:

  • Home must be a single-family, owner-occupied property.
  • Family must be within 30-60% area median income- this information is calculated with all income from residents.
  • Applicant must reside at property.
  • Needing repair to improve health and safety of family and general preservation of the home.
  • Homeowner’s names must be on deed. Title needs to be clear of liens, not in danger of foreclosure process or in current bankruptcy.
  • The family intends to stay in home for at least the next three years. At this time we are unable to assist with Mobile homes, rentals or reverse mortgages.

For  more information about Neighborhood Revitalization or to apply for assistance, please contact Construction Operations Supervisor, Kate Nielsen at 801/263-0136 x 5, or via email at

Apply for assistance

Are you a contractor?

General contractors interested in working with SLVHFH to rehabilitate existing homes can submit a contractor application form. Women and minority businesses are encouraged to apply. We pride ourselves in providing critical home repair in a cost effective manner. All rehabilitation of existing housing stock includes consideration of improvement of energy efficiency, water conservation, and accessibility.

Special experience or certifications that are preferred but not required include:

  • Lead-based paint or asbestos abatement
  • Energy Star projects
  • Home energy efficiency retrofits
  • Home accessibility
  • Federal, state, and local housing standards and regulations
  • BPI certifications

Submission of an application is for the purpose of pre-qualifying to be in our contractor pool and is not a guarantee of work.

Only complete applications will be considered

Please contact Kate Nielsen at 801/263-0136 x 5, or via email at to obtain an application.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services or alternate formats) for individuals with disabilities may be provided upon receipt of a request with five working days’ notice. To expedite accommodation requests and coordination, call 385-468-4900 or 385-468-4893.  TTY user’s: 711