PO Box 226
Delhi, NY 13753

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Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County NY Programs
A Brush With Kindness
A Brush with Kindness is a nation-wide effort to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. 

• This focuses on exterior home repair services such as painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, and exterior clean-up. Groups of 10-20 volunteers work alongside the homeowner to revitalize a home’s exterior. Team leaders make the experience of helping others a positive one. 

A Brush with Kindness uses volunteers, donated materials and no-interest loans to makes repairs affordable, helping low-income homeowners continue to live independently and securely in their homes.

A Brush with Kindness is part of a holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and most importantly, helps preserve affordable housing. 

*Download an application by clicking here.
Applications can be emailed to: habitatdelawarecounty@gmail.com or mailed to:  

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County, NY
PO Box 226
Delhi, NY 13753

  - You may be eligible for a home if you meet the following criteria:
  - You do not own your own home
  - Your income falls within the following guidelines:

Habitat for Humanity is a partnership—not a charity. We provide a hand up, not a hand out, which creates partnerships with volunteers and homeowners. Houses are not free. Qualified homeowners buy their houses through zero or low-interest mortgages and hundreds of hours of sweat equity.
​-  You are in need of housing as your present 
   residence is inadequate for your family.

You have the ability to pay:
     -You do not have excessive credit card debt or multiple
       bills in collection. (Please call us if you are not sure.)
      -If you have not declared bankruptcy in the last 3 years
      -You pay your rent on time
      -You have had stable income for the last 12 months

- You are willing to partner with Habitat:
    -You are willing to partner with Habitat and put in  
     300- 400 hours of “sweat equity” and will volunteer on 
 .  the first home built for another family after your home is
  -You will also attend budget classes and  homeowner         

  -You are willing to live in a home where the     
    affiliate has land to build.

*Download an application by