Neighborhood Initiative Program
Notice: Due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19 we have temporarily suspended all Neighborhood Initiative Program projects. Please continue to send in applications and we will get to your project as soon as we get the clear to resume volunteer activities.
About the Program
The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) has been assisting the elderly, single parent and persons with disabilities with minor exterior home repairs since 2004. We later expanded the program to also include those who have bravely served our country, our veterans.
Projects may include home maintenance, repairs and yard work. This program helps residents continue living safely and comfortably in their own homes and also helps to make their neighborhoods a better place to live. This joint effort between the City of North Richland Hills, businesses, non-profits and churches, is helping homeowners who are struggling to make necessary exterior home repairs.
Get HelpQualified homeowners who need assistance must complete a project request application. Projects that meet program requirements are presented for completion to volunteer groups. The projects may be done by volunteer groups anytime during the year; however, many projects will be completed at the Fix-It Blitz in the Fall each year. For information on qualifications and to apply for NIP please click here.
Volunteers are needed year round to make repairs to homes within North Richland Hills that qualify for the Neighborhood Initiative Program. Opportunities are available for volunteers of all ages and skill levels.
Each fall the City holds its annual Fix-It Blitz event, where hundreds of volunteers throughout the area come together to work on homes throughout the city.
To volunteer for the Fix It Blitz, year round or both please fill out the volunteer registration form found here.
Donations are very important to the work of the Neighborhood Initiative Program as we support those who are economically challenged. Donations are used to purchase building materials, tools, supplies and equipment needed to complete home maintenance projects. We have several sponsor opportunities for those wishing to support this worthwhile cause while gaining exposure for a business or organization. There are 3 convenient options for making your donation:
- Donate Online - Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. When you donate online you will be asked to set up an account with us, or to sign in if you already have an account.
- Mail a Check to City of North Richland Hills, P. O. Box 820609, NRH, TX 76182 with NIP in the memo.
- In-kind Giving offers businesses the opportunity to donate materials or services.
Thank you to the more than 200 volunteers who helped 25 North Richland Hills residents during the 2019 Neighborhood Initiative Fix It Blitz. Projects included replacement of wood trim, house painting, fence replacements, garage door replacements, painting on accessory buildings, tree and hedge trimming, cleaning out gutters, leaf raking, etc. Thank you also to the many businesses and sponsors who make this program possible.
2019 Fix It Blitz Volunteers
- Center Point Church
- City of NRH Employees
- The Hills Church
- Halff Associates, Inc.
- North Park Baptist
- Home Depot Employees
- Keystone Church
- North Richland Hills Baptist Church
- Halff Associates, Inc.
- Neighborhood Pet Health Center
- Tyson Foods
- Smart Buy Homes
- McDonalds (Rufe Snow)
- Miles Pest Services
- Chilly Mart
- Hamilton Duffy
- B&K Trading
- Chick-fil-A (Rufe Snow)
- The Home Depot
- Wal-Mart #807
- Wal-Mart #3507