A Brush with Kindness is Habitat for Humanity’s home preservation repair program that focuses on exterior repairs. It is part of the broader Neighborhood Revitalization that enables Northern Ocean Habitat to offer a variety of construction services using the Habitat model.

A Brush with Kindness helps low-income homeowners reclaim their homes with pride and dignity while revitalizing the appearance of the neighborhood, strengthening connections within the community, and preserving affordable housing stock.

Program Qualifications

In order to qualify for repair assistance, the homeowner must:

  • reside in their primary residence within northern Ocean County
  • provide proof of income
  • provide all required documentation
  • sign all necessary forms and the application
  • be willing to participate as an active partner with Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity through service of presence mandatory pay-it-forward payment.
  • meet income eligibility requirements (see below)

Second homes are not eligible for this program.

“Northern Ocean Habitat tremendously changed our everyday life. This is just what we needed.”
– A Brush with Kindness repair recipient