On May 12, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker toured three blocks in the Kentland neighborhood of Landover, part of the County’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative. HIP, working in partnership with County agencies, the Neighborhood Design Center and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, spearheaded improvements for 25 low-income homeowners in this targeted area. In addition, HIP is acquiring and gut renovating four vacant homes in the area using Maryland Community Legacy funds as well as County resources. Repairs and upgrades were completed by JD Clark Professional Services, a County-based minority woman-owned business, and Denison Landscaping, a County-based family business.
The County’s TNI team provided grants of approximately $12,000 per homeowner to undertake improvements such as window and siding repair and replacement, roof repair and replacement, new entry doors and fixtures, gutters and painting, and landscaping based on scopes of work developed by Rutkove Building Consultants. The County’s Raincheck Rebate program provided another $40,000 to install rainbarrels and permeable pavers that will absorb stormwater runoff from over 11,000 square feet of previously impermeable surfaces. Prince George’s County Department of Public Works invested over $700,000 in street paving and sidewalk repairs. The Neighborhood Design Center planted 115 street trees through the Right Tree, Right Place program. And Habitat for Humanity completed weatherization work and home repairs worth $40,000 on four homes.
To learn more about the project and view the “Before and After” photos of the Kentlands Restoration Program, click here!