Love Your Block Hamilton

City of Hamilton is excited to pilot the Love Your Block program which will help citizens with external home repairs and build relationships between neighbors. You can apply yourself, or nominate a neighbor in need. You can fill out the form online, or print it out and mail it to our office. Let’s work together to make your neighborhoods even more beautiful!

How To Apply:

  1. Fill out the online form, or print off and mail the form to the Love Your Block team at 345 High St. Suite 710.

  2. Apply for your own property, or nominate one of your neighbors.

  3. Find some friends, family, and neighbors who are willing to help out on the project day.

  4. Wait to hear if the selection committee has picked your nomination as a finalist. Awardees will be announced March 29, 2019.

Important dates:

March 1st, 2019: Nominations due

Early March 2019: Secondary Assessments

March 29, 2019: Awardees Announced

April 12, 2019: Finalist Orientation

May 25, 2019: Project Day 1

June 1, 2019: Project Day 2

For this round we are looking to invest up to $1,500 on each home. We are aiming for 3-5 homes but that will be finalized as we see the needs. Priority will be given to nominations that demonstrate: neighbors leveraging friends, family, and other neighbors to do the repairs. We are looking for homes that are in close proximity to each other and exterior repairs that will show a visible impact.

Eligibility Requirements

Please ensure that your nominee fits the following qualifications:

  • The nominee property needs these type of repairs:

    • Porch  repair (railings, steps, supports, etc.)

    • Exterior painting

    • Overgrown vegetation (weeding, mulching, etc.)

    • Light fixture upgrades

    • Other minor repairs may be possible

    • ** A new roof and siding are NOT eligible for this program

  • If the nominee does not own the property, approval from the landlord has been attained and landlords commitment to matching funds has been confirmed.

  • You, as the nominator, have spoken with the nominee and agreed on this nomination.

  • You can download a PDF version of the nomination form, or fill out an online version.

  • For the printed version, you can mail it to Karen Wittmer, Brooke Wells, or Tyler Cook at:

    345 High Street

    Suite 370

    Hamilton, OH 45011