Habitat for Humanity has been working with neighbors throughout Metro Louisville since 1985. In 2016, we launched a new initiative to make our community a better place for even more of our neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity's "Love Your Neighborhood" initiative focuses on community development and repair through partnerships with homeowners and community groups. "Love Your Neighborhood" strengthens and uplifts the dynamic between individual pride, community engagement and neighborhood livability by creating a safer and healthier environment. 

Stay tuned for our next "Love Your Neighborhood" event- Spring 2018!

Home Preservation

The "Love Your Neighborhood" initiative selects multiple streets in a neighborhood where low-income homeowners are invited to participate in exterior home repair projects.

Projects can include:

    • Porch and ramp repair 
    • Landscaping
    • Gutter repair
    • Fence repair
    • Painting
    • Other needed external repairs

Beautification Projects

Habitat's "Love Your Neighborhood" includes a variety of beautification efforts. These projects bring volunteers and neighbors together to focus on safety and visual improvements within the boundary area. 

Projects can include: 

    • Alley and street clean-ups 
    • Painting, potting and distributing flower pots to all homes
    • Re-striping crosswalks leading to community spaces and buildings

Help Us Spread The Love

Habitat for Humanity is seeking sponsors for the 2017 "Love Your Neighborhood" initiative. For more information on how you can help us spread the love in 2017, contact our Community Development Resource Coordinator, Lisa Dettlinger, at 502.805.1656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on how you can volunteer at a "Love Your Neighborhood" event in 2017, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Allie Raque, at 502.805.1665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 "Love Your Neighborhood" Statistics

    • Habitat for Humanity hosted 3 "Love Your Neighborhood" events in 2016.
    • The 3 events took place in the Smoketown, Shelby Park and Park Hill neighborhoods.
    • Over the course of the 3 events, 900 volunteers completed 15 exterior home repair projects on owner-occupied homes, cleaned 25 alleys and improved 2 parks (Ballard Park and St. Louis Park) and a community garden (Shelby Park Community Garden).
    • The 15 home repair projects were sponsored by Thrivent Financial. The two other major sponsors that Habitat for Humanity partnered with was Brown-Forman and GE Appliances, a Haier Company.