BLOCK BY BLOCK is a 501(c)3 organization focused on 

revitalizing neighborhoods with community engagement and private investment.  

  •  Where: Decatur, Illinois Neighborhoods

  • Assisting low income, veterans, seniors or disabled homeowners to improve their curb appeal with free repairs, life safety upgrades and landscaping services.

  • While we directly impact individuals and families, we also improve economic stability by keeping long-term, existing homeowners in their homes. This stabilizes neighborhoods and the tax base paid to the city.

  • Channeling our community's volunteer spirit to promote neighborhood revitalization one home, one block at a time. 

  • While the services we provide are free to homeowners, they do require a commitment to give back to the community. The commitment from the homeowner, or the homeowner's family, friends, or faith organization will help us provide more services to our community. 

  • Since over 60% of our housing stock in our central neighborhoods is rental property, landlords will also be encouraged to participate.  A matching program will be established to provide incentives for landlords to upgrade their properties. 

  • We will encourage volunteer participation from multiple generations, to teach the responsibilities and benefits of home ownership. 


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Help us achieve our mission.  Your financial support or in kind donations are needed and appreciated.    THANK YOU!