Looking to revitalize your home, but you need a little help with the labor? Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana offers a program called A Brush with Kindness (ABWK). This is an exterior painting and small home repair program for low-income or disabled homeowners. Homeowners qualify for ABWK based on need and feasibility of the project. This program is available to anyone that fits the requirements, not restricted to just Habitat families. We want everyone to be proud of the home that they live in!

ABWK helps revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthens connections within the community, and helps preserve affordable housing stock. The Brush with Kindness program offers relatively small repair projects consisting of exterior work such as painting, patching, minor repair, or replacement of materials. ABWK is not a full home remodel program, it is only for small home repairs. Projects can be denied by Habitat staff for not following this condition.

How to Apply

To qualify for ABWK, the homeowner must be unable to afford to have the work done or be unable to do it themselves. All projects must also be able to be completed by volunteer labor and donated or minimal materials. Before the project starts, Habitat for Humanity SWMT asks for a minimal $50 fee from the homeowner to help cover costs associated with the project.Estimated completion time could range from 1 day to 1 week or more. Experienced Project Managers will make inspections. We prioritize projects based on review from Habitat staff and condition of the home after being approved. 

To learn more about the program or inquire about a project call our office at (406) 782-8579 or email Shane at sellanson@habitatswmt.org. Volunteer on projects like this by filling out our individual volunteer sign-up. Sign-up a group to knock out a lot of work in one day. Also, like us on Facebook to stay up to date with opportunities. Thank you for reading, check back soon for new articles!



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