Neighborhood Revitalization

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Since 1997, Montgomery Housing Partnership has offered a unique, award winning community development program conducted in partnership with various partners such as the County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA).  The program has helped to address needs and enhance the vitality of targeted neighborhoods.  Projects and initiatives have included the formation of neighborhood associations and community betterment groups, neighborhood leadership development and capacity building, and resident engagement in identification of neighborhood issues, problem solving and research, as well as neighborhood beautification and infrastructure improvements. Neighborhoods and communities that have benefited from MHP involvement include: Long Branch, Glenville Road, Wheaton, Connecticut Avenue Estates, Germantown, Cinnamon Woods, and the neighborhoods near and around the Glenmont Metro station.

Glenmont
 
Glenmont

MHP, the Greater Glenmont Civic Association, and local officials celebrate installation of  5 highway gateway signs in 2012.  The project was managed by MHP for the County.  Pictured back to front, L to R are: Rob Goldman, President of MHP, Greg Baker of MHP, Maryland State Delegate Ben Kramer, Cathy Mahmud of the Department of Housing & Community Affairs, Amanda Bernhardt, President of Greater Glenmont, Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Navarro, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

 

County Executive Ike Leggett Speaks at the dedication of the Glenmont neighborhood gateway signs.

Glenville
 
Glenville

MHP staff and BB & T Bank volunteers pose with members of Glenville Rd. Neighborhood’s Green Club in front of their new community gardens.  MHP staff built 2 beds in 2011 and with the help of BB & T’s Lighthouse Project expanded the amount of beds, added plantings, provided new tools and built a tool shed in 2012.  The project was a partnership with the Long Branch Community Center. 

  A BB & T Bank volunteer helps a member of the Glenville Rd. Green Club plant in their new community garden. The Green Club, started by MHP in 2011,  helps educate the next generation about recycling, proper disposal of neighborhood trash, energy saving, minimizing litter and eating healthy.
Glenville
 
Glenville

Neighborhood youth implement an artistic upgrade to neighborhood planter boxes in the Glenville Rd. neighborhood with MHP guidance. 

 

The finished planter boxes, freshly painted by residents and volunteers.

Glenville
 
Glenville
Paul Grenier of MHP (back right) helps facilitate a meeting of the Long Branch Business League.  With the help of MHP and the County, the Business League has organized to address issues related to small businesses  in Long Branch.
 

An attendee of the first “Discover Long Branch” series writes her future wishes for Long Branch on a community engagement chalkboard installed at El Golfo restaurant.   MHP and the Long Branch Business League organized the event series to profile Long Branch neighborhood businesses.

Glenville
 
Glenville

MHP AmeriCorps VISTA  Jeff Gipson helps members of the Greater Glenmont Civic Association break ground on a vacant parcel beautification project. 

 

Putting the finishing touches on a native plant conservation garden, phase 1 of the beautification initiative. 

Glenville
 
Glenville

Volunteers pose for a photo before conducting neighborhood canvassing and outreach in Wheaton to help prevent mortgage loan scams.  This 2011 initiative, which reached out to over 2,000 households, was part of year long partnership between MHP and NeighborWorks America to raise awareness in Montgomery County about foreclosure and loan fraud.

 

MHP AmeriCorps VISTA Naudy Martinez trains neighborhood canvassers in Gaithersburg before conducting loan scam prevention outreach.

Glenville
 
Glenville

University of Maryland volunteers pose for a photo after the 2011 Long Branch Earth Day Clean Up.  The clean up is an annual event MHP manages with County and Anacostia Watershed Society support.  The clean up removed over 2.5 tons of debris, litter, and bulk trash from the Long Branch creek, which feeds into the Anacostia watershed.

 

Local neighborhood children helping with the 2012 Long Branch Earth Day Clean Up.

Glenville
 
Glenville

Wheaton and Glenmont community members attend a workshop on how to install and use new rain barrels in 2009.  The project and event, organized by MHP, was a partnership with the County’s Department of Environmental Protection.  More than 40 rain barrels were adapted for use from donated soda factory barrels.

 

Volunteers with the Montgomery County Conservation Corps assist residents in adding the rain barrel components.

MHPartners
 
MHPartners

MHP hosted its first Home Energy Efficiency & Weatherization Expo for the Wheaton and Glenmont neighborhoods in February 2010. Susan Kirby from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection demonstrate energy saving techniques to residents.

  15 exhibitors participated. 65 attendees learned a variety of strategies for taking control of their energy bills and improving the environment.
Foreclosure Seminar
Ribbon Cutting Glenville Road
Greg Baker of MHP (left) poses with Rick Nelson (third from left) Director of Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs and other partners at a foreclosure seminar in November, 2008. MHP’s Neighborhood Revitalization team built a playground at Glenville Road in June, 2006.

Montgomery Housing Partnership ~ Celebrating 25 Years