curb appeal projects havenwoods
To help motivate homeowners in Havenwoods to improve the aesthetics of their homes and yards, HEDC, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation are working together to provide small home repair grants to homeowners in Havenwoods. The philosophy of the curb appeal program is to make a visual impact on one block in a neighborhood. In 2010, we have started with the homeowners in the Light House Neighborhood.
The lighthouse curb appeal project
The objective of the Curb Appeal Project in the Lighthouse Neighborhood was to engage neighbors with one another,, help to beautify yards and homes, as well as raise the value of property in the neighborhood.
Project Component Name: Lighthouse Curb Appeal Project
NIDC Cost: $2009.19
Impact Area: See Highlighted Area (68th to 70th & Silver Spring to Florist)
Leveraged Amount: $ 8096.26
Leverage Sources: 7 Homeowners
Number of residents Involved: 7 Homeowners
This investment has resulted in an improved look to several homes in the Lighthouse Neighborhood, greater pride in home-ownership, and increased curb appeal for the neighborhood at large.The program also allowed HEDC's new Healthy Neighborhood Coordinator to engage and interact with people in the community.
Gary Heiman was able to utilize the program to completely redo his front yard. It went from a dirt filled lot with no grass to a beautifully landscaped yard.
With the help of the Curb Appeal Project; Pastor Winkel was able to completely re-landscape his front yard. He added several shrubs and plants as well as flowering bushes. To also increase the curb appeal of his home he repainted his railings and added a new mailbox and light.
Willie Julien’s new doors and door jams not only give a more appealing look to the front and side of his home, but also serves to weatherize his home from cold air that came in through the rotted door jams.
Sandra Flemming was able to use our program to update the front of her house in many ways. Not only were the updates a curb appeal hit, but her new bay window reduces her family’s dependency on conventional lighting.
Lee Thompson was able to get a more energy efficient storm and screen door with the Curb Appeal project.
Rich Graham utilized the program to get a new storm door and mailbox. He was extremely happy that HEDC was able to help him and showed interest in participating in future projects.
Rose Sandrone’s rebuilt retaining wall gives the neighborhood an increased perception of homeowner pride.
Thank you to all of the participants in the curb appeal project; you all did an amazing job!
For more information on future projects please contact:
Nathan Powers (414)431-2217.
Healthy Neighborhood Coordinator