ROCK THE BLOCK

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Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh
1640 S Koeller St
Oshkosh, WI 54902

PO Box 2692

Oshkosh, WI 54903

Where are we now?

What is Rock the Block?

Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh kicked off its first-ever Rock the Block Oshkosh in 2019. The first initiative focused on the Sacred Heart Neighborhood Association between Knapp and Dakota Streets and Fourth and Ninth Avenues. Over 140 volunteers completed over 700 hours of work in 2019. 

Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh will be revitalizing the Congress Fields Neighborhood Association next, in the spring of 2020! Neighborhood Association boundaries include homes between Congress Avenue and W. New York Avenue and Jackson Street and Elmwood Avenue. 

Rock the Block® is a Habitat for Humanity International brand that is focused on bringing people together to revitalize neighborhoods. The purpose is to get neighbors and the greater community working together to improve their city. Rock the Block is a volunteer-driven, community based event with the aim of improving a neighborhood’s appearance along with assisting residents with upkeep and needed home repairs.

 

Many projects are free to the homeowner. Additional projects may be discussed on a case by case basis, and financing may be available to homeowners through City of Oshkosh micro-grant or zero interest deferred loan programs. Rock the Block Oshkosh is presented by Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh, Oshkosh Healthy Neighborhoods (GO-HNI), and the City of Oshkosh through a generous grant from US Venture Basic Needs Giving Program.

Click HERE for the most current Rock the Block Oshkosh brochure! 

Why Rock the Block?

The program is designed to address the exterior areas of properties including yard maintenance, lighting improvements and repair of broken porches, railings, windows and other projects.  By completing neighborhood revitalization projects such as Rock the Block, we can help promote a vibrant, well-maintained neighborhood which leads to healthy families and increased property values. 

Financial Incentives.

The City of Oshkosh offers financial incentives through matching micro grants to participating Rock the Block Oshkosh Neighborhood Associations to encourage exterior improvements. Approved projects will be reimbursed up to 50% of the total cost of the project, with a maximum grant of $500. 

 

Micro Grant Information and Application

Contact Steven Wiley, Assistant Planner, Planning Services, Community Development for Micro Grant application. 920.236.5062. swiley@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The City of Oshkosh also has loan and other grant-based programs to rehabilitate your home. The Housing Rehabilitation Program was created to enhance image, market and physical conditions of residential properties with the City of Oshkosh. Details on the programs and applications may be found here: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/PlanningServices/HousingRehabilitation.aspx

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Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh
1640 S Koeller St
Oshkosh, WI 54902

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PO Box 2692

Oshkosh, WI 54903