Neighborhood Initiative Program
About the ProgramThe Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) has assisted the elderly, single parents, 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.
Read about one of our projects completed by volunteers from the American Legion and the NRH Fire Department.
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. You may review and print the NIP qualifications and the application or you may fill out and submit an online application.
NRH residents may also qualify for the following programs run by Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth:
- Tarrant County Homeowner Rehabilitation Program
- City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners Programs
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 fall Fix-It Blitz, projects year-round, or both please fill out the volunteer registration form.
Donations are significant 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 sponsorship 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 - Transactions are processed through Pay Pal.
- Mail a check to City of North Richland Hills, P. O. Box 820609, North Richland Hills, 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 Neighborhood Services at 817-427-6650 or NIP@nrhtx.com.
2022 and 2023 Volunteers
- Birdville High School Baseball
- Center Point Church
- Compass Church
- Covenant Life Church
- Cross Church
- Gateway NRH
- Fort Worth Christian School
- North Park Baptist Church
- North Ridge Middle School National Junior Honor Society
- City of NRH Employees
- Many residents from NRH and surrounding communities
2022 and 2023 Sponsors
- Bison Coolers
- Medical City North Hills
- Marvin Smith
- Neighborhood Pet Health
- Smith Lawn and Tree
- Tri Best Specialties
- Tyson Foods