Neighborhood Initiative Program

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 have recently expanded the program to now 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 Help

Qualified 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.

Get Involved

Each Fall the City holds its annual Fix-It Blitz, where hundreds of volunteers throughout the area come together to make repairs to 10-15 homes within North Richland Hills that qualify for the Neighborhood Initiative Program. Opportunities are available for volunteers of all ages and skill levels. Volunteer registration is closed for this event due to the large number of volunteers.  The 2018 Fix-It Blitz will take place October 20 and 21.  If there is inclement weather, it will be rescheduled to October 27 and 28, 2018.


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 On-Line - 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.
For more information regarding NIP, please contact Debbie York, Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services at 817-427-6651 or

Thank You

Thank you to the more than 200 volunteers who helped 25 North Richland Hills residents during the 2017 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.  

2017 Fix It Blitz Volunteers

  • Center Point Church
  • City of NRH Employees
  • Covenant Life Church
  • Half Associates, Inc.
  • North Park Baptist
  • NRH Baptist Youth Groups
  • Northgate Pentecostals
  • Sesmas' Landscaping


  • Alvarado’s
  • Archie's Donut
  • Cable Electric, Inc.
  • Covenant Life Church
  • Kroger
  • Life Church
  • Marvin Smith
  • McDonalds
  • Neighborhood Pet Health Center
  • North Hills Family Medicine
  • Precision Construction & Roofing
  • R. Renan Williams, DDS
  • Shipley Donuts         
  • Taco Cabana
  • The Water Fountain (Carrie Sonner)
  • Tyson Foods
  • Wal-Mart #807
  • Wal-Mart #3507
  • Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming