A Brush with Kindness

A Brush with Kindness

A Brush with Kindness (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 (cleaning)
  • 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 60% 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 2024 Maximum Income Guidelines


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If you believe you qualify for our program, please call or e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Marissa, at:


 (309) 676-6729 ext. 1