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Beautify Restore Improve upGrade Houses To Empower Neighborhoods

Cedar Rapids, IA | http://www.vistacorridorrecovery.org
Joined in July 2011

About Us

BRIGHTEN focuses on outside code violations when homeowners-- due to age, disability, financial issues, or other circumstances-- are not able to restore their homes without help. We perform such tasks as painting, minor repair work, and minor landscaping, in order to improve homes and neighborhoods. BRIGHTEN supports the "broken windows" theory, which states that a maintained urban area allows residents to take pride in their community, which then reduces criminal and anti-social behavior. So, by helping private homeowners deal with city code violations, BRIGHTEN allows entire neighborhoods to enjoy the public benefits of the improvements.

BRIGHTEN focuses on outside code violations when homeowners-- due to age, disability, financial issues, or other circumstances-- are not able to restore their homes without help. We perform such tasks as painting, minor repair work, and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Family
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Philanthropy
  • Volunteering

Location

  • Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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