What are the selection procedures for Brush with Kindness candidates?
A: Upon receiving applications, L-C Valley Habitat staff review them for completeness and income qualification. Each homeowner’s circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis. Homes are chosen for evaluation, and the BWK Program Coordinator will schedule an appointment to assesses the structure’s need for paint and repairs. The homeowner(s) must be present to meet with the BWK Program Coodinator. Having your home evaluated does not guarantee that you’ll have your house painted – this is just part of the application process. Once the evaluations have been completed, homes and teams are selected and matched as resources are available.
When will I find out if I have been chosen for Brush with Kindness program?
A: Applications will be accepted throughout the year. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have selected for the BWK program.
What qualifies as a disability?
A: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides specific definitions for a disabled household and for a person with a disability: A person with a disability is defined as an individual who: has a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act; OR is determined to have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment which is: • expected to be of long, continued and indefinite duration; AND • substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently; AND • is of such a nature that such ability could be improved by more suitable housing conditions; OR • has a developmental disability as defined in Section 102 of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
My home does not need to be painted, but my shed does. Can I qualify for A Brush with Kindness program?
A: Probably not. To qualify for A BWK program, your home must be in need of paint. Your home is evaluated and prioritized based on its need for paint, not the needs of outbuildings, garages, or fences. Our volunteer teams are only required to paint the exterior of your home, so you would not qualify for the program if your home does not need to be painted.
Q: Will I get to choose what color my house is painted?
A: If your home is selected for evaluation, our Program Coordinator visit with you and show you our color palette. Based on his experience and your home’s current color, he will recommend certain paint. (Please note that we only require volunteers to apply one coat of paint, so our Evaluator doesn’t often recommend broad color changes.) We will obtain your approval before proceeding.
Q: I have been chosen for Brush with Kindness and now I have questions about the project (when my team is coming, how long it will take them, etc.)
A: Please contact the L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity office to ask about the specifics of your project. Each approved project has its own timeline for the project based on volunteer availability.
Q: How can I support Brush with Kindness program?
A: Please visit this link for information on how to support the BWK program. Thank you!