From Press Release
Huntington Police Team with Habitat’s Brush of Kindness
Photo: Huntington Police Dept.
The Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity and Huntington Police Department’s Code Enforcement Unit entered into a partnership Friday to identify homeowners who could potentially qualify for an innovative home repair program.

Habitat’s “A Brush with Kindness” program focuses on helping low-income homeowners with exterior-only home repairs such as sidewalk repairs, porch repairs, fence installation and handicap-accessible ramps.

Labor is offered at no cost to the homeowner, and materials are paid for by the homeowner through a no-interest, no-profit loan of up to $5,000.

In their daily inspections, the Police Department’s code enforcement officers will identify homeowners that may qualify for the program and will steer them toward Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity as an alternative to citations or fines.

The partnership is another example of the Police Department’s Community Force initiative, which provides innovative and forward-thinking concepts that exceed the conventional philosophies of a law enforcement agency.

For more information about “A Brush with Kindness,” call the Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity office at 304-523-4822 or click on the link -- — with Roger Keesee.