931 N. Douglas St. lea@habitatpeoria.org (309)676-6729

A Brush with Kindness

If you believe you qualify for our program, please call or e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator Diana at:
(309) 676-6729 ext. 3

A Brush with KinThriventdness (ABWK) is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. It is a nation-wide program serving low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. This initiative is a holistic approach, assisting communities as well as individual families. It is designed to revitalize the appearance of a neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria Area partners with Thrivent Financials to complete projects throughout the year that focus on exterior home repair services such as:

  • Exterior Painting
  • Minor Exterior Repairs
  • Gutters
  • Landscaping/Clean-Up


ABWK Qualifications:

  • Must live in an owner-occupied, single-family home
  • Must have homeowners insurance
  • Must be unable to afford the necessary improvements and/or unable to complete the tasks due to age, disability, or circumstance
  • House income must be less than 80% of the area median income (see chart below)
  • Must be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria Area through Sweat Equity and/or installment plans as agreed upon in the Scope of Work Agreement
  • Must be present and engaged at the time of the project and all able-bodied residents must assist volunteers on the repairs
HUD Year 2017 Maximum Income Guidelines
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
One  $2,117-$3,383 $25,400-40,600
Two $2,417-$3,862  $29,000-$46,400
Three  $2,721-$4,350 $32,650-$52,200
Four $3,021-$4,833  $36,250-$58,000
Five  $3,262-$5,221 $39,150-$62,650
Six  $3,504-$5,608  $42,050-$67,300
Seven  $3,749-5,996  $44,950-$71,950
Eight   $3,988-$6,383  $47,850-$76,600

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