What is Rock the Block?
Habitat Oakland County’s Rock the Block (RTB) movement combines homeowners in targeted areas, Habitat volunteers, community sponsors and home preservation projects into high-energy community revitalization events. Under the guidance of Habitat Oakland County’s construction staff, community sponsors and volunteers complete exterior home repairs and weatherization and cleanup activities such as porch staining, house/porch painting, gutter cleaning, yard clean-up and landscaping. Habitat Oakland County invites corporate and community partners to join this movement in neighborhood revitalization and work along-side existing supporters such as the City of Pontiac, Thrivent Financial, Consumers Energy, and volunteer and sponsor groups.
Habitat Oakland County hosts 2-3 Rock the Block events each year. These events involve 12 – 15 simultaneous projects taking place over a two day period in a focus neighborhood. In 2016, during our successful events in Pontiac and Southfield, we received overwhelming responses from the homeowners and their surrounding communities.