Habitat’s NRI model An affiliate decides to use the NRI model. The affiliate’s service model is contextualized to each specific neighborhood. 1.What is necessary for the highest quality of life in the focus neighborhood? 2.What are the appropriate community partnerships to achieve No. 1? 3.What housing products are appropriate? 4.How are they attractive to donors? 5.What are the new and innovative volunteer mobilization strategies? 7
REPAIRS Neighborhood Revitalization Critical Home Repairs Repairs to alleviate health, life and safety/code issues Critical Home Repairs Repairs to alleviate health, life and safety/code issues A Brush with Kindness Exterior painting and minor repair A Brush with Kindness Exterior painting and minor repair Weatherization Improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality Weatherization Improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality New Habitat Other partners– higher incomes; rental New Habitat Other partners– higher incomes; rental Rehabilitation Habitat Other partners – higher incomes; rental Rehabilitation Habitat Other partners – higher incomes; rental Advocacy Lending services Community development Full Spectrum Family services Family services 8
Focus on community deficits Fragmented understanding of the community associations Externally based solutions NRI is advocating asset-based community development Needs based vs Asset based 9 Broad understanding of potential assets Integrated understanding of community associations Emphasizes home- grown, appropriate, and sustainable solutions.
7 new homebuyers 15 A Brush With Kindness touches 52% decrease in crime between the first 6 months of 2010 to the first six months of 2012 Long Acres (Pilot) 16
New initiatives 17 3 new neighborhood coalitions formed or forming 25 ABWK planned Partnerships include: residents; city departments; local churches; and other corporate and nonprofit groups Infill development planned in collaboration with local community (“NRI-like”)
Durham’s Southwest Central Durham Quality of Life Six neighborhoods Residents spent several years organizing and determining their vision Durham Community Land Trust, Habitat, Self-Help and Builders of Hope built over 80 homes in five years Address need for low-income senior housing through partnership between DHIC, Durham Community Land Trust, Duke and Self-Help Continued presence and work ongoing today! From the Other Side 18