Imagine hundreds of community members, volunteers, business owners, and organizations coming together to assist low-income residents by increasing neighborhood pride through exterior home repairs, park clean-ups, landscaping, painting, and more!
Beyond the Rock the Block program, residents participating in the program will also be given access to Habitat’s Home Repair program which provides critical home repairs, weatherization, and larger-scale home preservation work.
To see what Rock the Block is all about, watch the video below from our event that took place in Downtown Neenah East from May of 2021!
Rock the Block is a collaboration involving residents, municipalities, local businesses, volunteers, other non-profits and more. Everyone comes together to:
Long-term results from Rock the Block show that impacted neighborhoods are safer and more cohesive, residents have enhanced quality of life, homeownership rates have improved, home equity has increased, and the neighborhood has a higher tax base.
Rock the Block show that impacted neighborhoods are safer and more cohesive, residents have enhanced quality of life, homeownership rates have improved, home equity has increased, and the neighborhood has a higher tax base.
277 Homes Repaired
10 Properties Rehabilitated
19 Homes Built
191 Donors Supported
19,547 Residents Impacted
Homeowners pay for their home improvements through zero-interest deferred loans. The loan payments and community investments into Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Investment fund financially support the community projects and related program expenses.
We couldn’t make this program work without our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Our volunteers include general volunteers from the community, groups and community organizations, and especially our amazing Senior Crew – which allows us to complete these projects without all the costs of labor. Rock the Block program sponsors and donors provide funding to support the expenses of building materials and contractors needed within each community, and many of them provide volunteers as well.
If you’d like to contribute financially as a donor or sponsor to our next Rock the Block event, contact Habitat’s Rock the Block department by email at RocktheBlock@FoxCitiesHabitat.org or call (920) 954-8702. To volunteer for this event, click Volunteer Link to see available shifts.
See how Rock the Block has positively impacted each neighborhood we’ve touched.
Click on each of the links below for videos of Rock the Block activity.
Rock the Block Waupaca, 2020
Rock the Block Menasha, 2019
Rock the Block Doty Island, July 2017
Rock the Block Kaukauna Fassbender Park, July 2017
Rock the Block Neenah, December 2016
Rock the Block, October 30, 2015