Brush with Kindness Repair Program
Are you an existing homeowner in Coweta County in need of repairs for your home? If so, you may be eligible for assistance with Newnan-Coweta Habitat's Brush with Kindness Program. Please review the information below to determine your eligibility.
The Brush with Kindness Program is made possible due to grants received from local community foundations, businesses, corporations and other funding entities. While the BWK program considers requests year round, repairs must coincide with funding availability. Applicants posing a health or safety risk will be considered first.
Step 1: Applicant Basic Requirements
Attend an orientation
Live at a Coweta County address that is the primary residence of the applicant(s)
Employment eligibility verification (I9) required
Possess steady and verifiable source of income for at least two years - (Predictable sources of income include: job, social security, self-employment, disability, and child support)
Must meet HUD income guidelines (see table below)
Be able to repay a portion of the construction costs (based on the applicant’s income)
Be in good standing with your mortgage lender with no liens or judgements
Provide proof of active homeowner’s insurance on home/property
Be willing to complete 25 sweat equity hours and attend a maintenance and repair class
Be in good standing with creditors - Your credit score and credit history will be evaluated from Equifax, Experian, and Transunion
For individuals and families that meet the requirements above, please complete the contact information form below. Our staff will contact you as opportunities become available so that you can be scheduled for an orientation and learn more about the Brush with Kindness Repair Program.
Step 2: Do you and/or your family meet the 2020 HUD Income Limits?
Atlanta Metro Median Income $82,700
HUD Equal Housing Statement: “We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and 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, or national origin.”
Step 3: Please provide your contact information below for updates.
Recent Brush with Kindness Projects
Brush with Kindness in Grantville | March 2020 We were able to install a shower with a seat and guard rails for a deserving homeowner in Grantville. While we were there, we also painted another bathroom of the homeowner's, updated the flooring, and addressed some plumbing issues.
Updates include improved plumbing, new shower, shower rails, shower seat, and updated flooring!
We made the shower safe for the elderly homeowner by installing a shower seat and a shower rail.
Volunteers Jeff Turner and Peter Hendrick were up to the task!