Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and Alliant Energy
kicked off a one-day Rock the Block neighborhood repair project on Friday, April 26 in Stoughton.
Work for the day included outside repairs, painting, power washing, landscaping, gutter cleaning, deck maintenance and more at two private residents located on Clay and Hill Streets in addition to repairs at townhouses located at 1660 Hanson Road (owned by the Dane County Housing Authority). The home repair and maintenance projects were planned to help boost curb appeal and fix exterior issues.
“We are thrilled to partner with Alliant Energy and give residents a hand with exterior repairs and clean up,” said Valerie Renk, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. “There are 14 Habitat-built homes in Stoughton and we are excited to have the chance to serve even more Stoughton residents through Rock the Block and the Habitat Home Repair program this season.”
The day also included a short program featuring Stoughton Mayor Tim Swadley, Dane County Housing Authority’s Rob Dicke, Alliant Energy’s Julie Bauer, and Habitat CEO Valerie Renk.
Habitat has previously held neighborhood Rock the Block programs in Sun Prairie’s Vandenburg Heights and the Morningside Ave. neighborhood on Madison’s east side.
“Studies show once homes are better maintained, others in the neighborhood tend to follow suit. Increased community involvement and even lower crime rates can follow such initiatives. This helps communities across Dane County stay strong,” Renk explained.
Dane County residents not in Stoughton can also participate in Habitat’s home repair program. Visit habitatdane.org/repairs
for more information.