Rock the Block, a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati since 2016, 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.
Coming soon: Rock the Block West College Hill
On October 13, 2018, Habitat will be teaming up with local organizations to conduct exterior home repairs and a neighborhood clean-up project in the West College Hill neighborhood of Springfield 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, October 13, from 9 am – 3:30 pm. 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, October 13 from 9am-3:30pm
Where: Meet us at Crutchfield Park, Simpson Road across from the New Life Missionary Baptist Church (6434 Simpson Ave Cincinnati, OH 45224)
Rain Dates: October 20 or 27, 2018
Repairs for homeowners
Interested homeowners in West College Hill should print and complete a Rock the Block application form. Completed applications can be mailed to HFHGC, 4910 Para Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45237. All Rock the Block applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 to be considered for the event. Applicants must be the homeowner, own a home in need of minor exterior repairs, income within 30% to 80% of the area median income, and willingness to serve alongside volunteers during the Rock the Block event on October 13, 2018. A one-time $20 fee will be collected from each eligible and approved applicant.
Rock the Block events serve as an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization initiative. 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.
Thank you for the support from our partners in West College Hill!
Highlights from Past Rock the Block Events
Lockland, April 2018
Read a Lockland homeowner's Rock the Block story!