Good neighbors make great neighborhoods!

September 22 through September 28, 2024


Each year NeighborWorks Green Bay sends a team of eight residents to the Community Leadership Institute: a weekend of leadership training with NeighborWorks America. The team participates in leadership classes and is tasked with coming up with a project to improve their community. The 2019 CLI team created Good Neighbor Week. The week is all about encouraging people to be good to each other, lending a helping hand if possible. Good Neighbor Week 2020 was a very successful beginning of the community-wide event.

Good Neighbor Week 2024 will take place September 22nd through the 28th. NeighborWorks Green Bay, Green Bay Neighborhoods, the City of Green Bay, as well as many community partners plan to take on several projects helping neighbors in need in our community with minor home repairs, landscaping or yard maintenance.  Take a look at last year’s remarkable week captured on video:

We will be celebrating our 5th year of Good Neighbor Week in 2024, where neighbors helping neighbors is at its best.  Good Neighbor Week’s success depends on the generosity of our community – financial sponsorships, in-kind material donations, and volunteer groups – allowing home improvements to be made by volunteers, all at no cost to the homeowners.  We can’t do this alone, won’t you join us?

The applications for Good Neighbor Week are officially open!  Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31, 2024.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Landscaping / gardening
  • Gutter cleaning (single story homes only)
  • Power-washing windows and siding (single story homes only)
  • Lawn / yard clean-up
  • Exterior painting (single story homes only)
  • Minor indoor / outdoor repair projects
  • Minor tree trimming (assessment required for approval)

Examples of ineligible projects include:

  • Tree removal
  • Deck building
  • Major repair or construction that requires a permit

You may nominate yourself or a neighbor in need. Special consideration is given to the elderly, veterans, low-income households, and individuals facing hardships. Non-owner occupied rental properties are not eligible for assistance.  To be considered, complete the confidential application for home improvement assistance by Friday, May 31, 2024.

We encourage you to be a good neighbor by participating in the celebration of our 5th year of Good Neighbor Week in your neighborhood!  Conduct a food drive or trash clean up, create a food pantry, bake cookies and host a porch coffee date, or simply say HI to a neighbor, whatever you do, neighbors caring for neighbors is at the core of every great neighborhood.

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods!

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