Home Repair Program is 4-fold:

Minor Home Repairs

Critical Home Repairs


Neighborhood Revitalization


Please call (208) 762-4663 for a phone interview during Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

About A Brush with Kindness

Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair Program is generally known as ‘A Brush with Kindness’ (ABWK) and includes home repair and preservation service that partners with homeowners to complete minor home repairs. Projects may include exterior painting, landscaping, weather stripping, door/window replacement, or handicap accessibility. ABWK helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability, and family circumstances who struggle to maintain their homes reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.

How we do it

  • Habitat selects partner families based on income, need, and willingness to partner.
  • HFHNI uses volunteer labor and donated materials, when possible, to minimize repair costs.
  • Participants can pay upfront to receive a generous discount or can use our installment payments option.

Why it matters

‘A Brush with Kindness’ ensures that families live in safe and well-maintained homes. The program is designed to revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing stock.

Do you qualify?

If you can answer YES to the following questions, you may qualify for an ‘A Brush with Kindness’ home repair project:

1. Is your home in Kootenai County?

2. Do you own and reside in the home.

3. Is your home in need of minor repairs and maintenance?

4. Are you, your family, or friends willing to perform some sort of sweat equity?

5. Is your income below 80% median income for Kootenai County?

6. Do you have the ability to repay applicable costs upfront or through a monthly loan payment?

Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho