Rock the Block is an extension of our work to revitalize neighborhoods one family, one block, one street at a time. Residents and volunteers team up for a one-day blitz to repair, refresh, and restore a neighborhood where Habitat is currently building.
Sign up today: Rock the Block Five Points (Fairfield Township)
On April 13, 2019, Habitat will be teaming up with local organizations to conduct exterior home repairs and a neighborhood clean-up project in the Five Points neighborhood of Fairfield Township. Rock the Block is a neighborhood clean-up day with exterior home repair and maintenance, such as painting and landscaping. This year’s event is Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. In addition to HFHGC’s exterior home repair projects, the combined organizations are calling all neighbors to help Rock the Block!
Who: Young Professionals, College Students, Local Companies, Churches, Individuals, Friends, Neighbors, YOU!
What: Rock the Block is a neighborhood clean-up day with exterior home repair and maintenance projects, such as painting and landscaping.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (volunteer registration opens at 8 a.m.).
Where: Disciples Christian Church (2047 Tuley Rd., Hamilton, OH 45015)
Repairs for homeowners
Interested homeowners in the Five Points neighborhood of Fairfield Township should print and complete a Rock the Block application form. Completed applications can be turned into Disciples Christian Church or mailed to HFHGC, 4910 Para Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45237.
All Rock the Block applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 to be considered for the event.
Applicants must be the homeowner, own a home in need of minor exterior repairs, have an income within 30% to 80% of the area median income, and a willingness to serve alongside volunteers during the Rock the Block event on April 13, 2019. A one-time $20 fee will be collected from each eligible and approved applicant.
Rock the Block events are an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization efforts. The emphasis of this program is to help homeowners in specific neighborhoods with minor exterior home repairs such as painting and landscaping. While this year’s Rock the Block will serve up to 15 selected exterior home repair host sites, all neighbors are encouraged to participate. Rock the Block calls all neighbors, homeowners and renters, to be outside together, working in the yard, maintaining their homes, and having fun. In addition to exterior home repair projects, volunteers will support a neighborhood trash pick-up effort. Up to four large dumpsters will be available for trash drop-off. Neighbors are welcome to use of the dumpsters for trash removal (dumpsters cannot accept large appliances, hazardous chemicals and tires). For more information, please contact Habitat at 513-482-5614.
For any other questions, please contact Jennifer Kephart with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati at 513-482-5644 or email at Jen.Kephart@habitatcincinnati.org.
Highlights from Past Rock the Block Events
West College Hill, October 2018
Lockland, April 2018
Read a Lockland homeowner's Rock the Block story!
Walnut Hills, June 2017