Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
At Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, we build more than homes.
In 2011, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco launched the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) because of our understanding that strong communities are vital to the success of our partner families. This program seeks to strengthen the places where we build by expanding our services and partnerships. Concretely, this means the rehabilitation and renovation of community facilities, homes and green spaces in our focus areas: East Palo Alto and San Francisco’s Bayview and Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside (OMI) neighborhoods. But more importantly, it means expanding our impact beyond the families who buy our homes to the entire community in which they will live.
At its core, this is a community effort achieved through a few key partnerships. Working with Rebuilding Together San Francisco and Rebuilding Together Peninsula, we select home repair and community facility projects. Our community green space beautification projects come from our relationship with San Francisco Recreation and Parks and local community gardening organizations. We listen to the feedback of these partners and other community members to identify the specific needs of each neighborhood.
Find out more how NRI can work with you in our focus neighborhoods:
IF YOU ARE A HOMEOWNER
Learn about the home repair services NRI offers to homeowners in our current focus neighborhoods of East Palo Alto and San Francisco’s Bayview and OMI, and how we're working in your community.
IF YOU ARE A COMMUNITY MEMBER
Through NRI, Habitat Greater San Francisco partners with community members, groups and facilities to understand and work towards meeting community needs through facility repair, park clean-ups and more.
IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER
We rely on volunteers to make our all of this work possible. Learn about our NRI volunteer needs.