Habitat staff, board, and the NR committee recognized several neighborhood assets that led to naming Woodland Heights as the targeted area for Neighborhood Revitalization. Woodland Heights is a neighborhood located in the northwest corner of Springfield, Missouri in Zone 1.
Woodland Heights has an active neighborhood association with several motivated resident leaders. Several community assets are Lafayette Park, Reed Middle School, Bowerman Elementary School, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Springfield Dream Center, Victory Mission, and the Moon City Creative District. The community has several collective action programs to engage the neighborhood, including, Dirt Days, Moon City Pole Painting, and Summer Solstice Art Fair.
Through NR, Habitat for Humanity will continue to provide home building and home repair services, in addition to building partnerships with churches, schools, nonprofits, civic groups and businesses. Through this collective action we can provide an array of services that address the neighborhood goals; Beautification, Health and Safety, Housing, Community.
Woodland Heights Statistics:
Total Housing Units: 1,985
Vacant Housing Units: 13%
Owner Occupied Homes: 44.2%
Median Home Value: $80,730
Median Income: $25,290
Individuals below poverty level: 39%
Families below poverty level: 35%
Current Neighborhood Needs:
Assistance with the community garden at Reed Elementary School.
Join Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO, and the greater faith community to make an impact in Woodland Heights Neighborhood! Together we will Rock the Block completing home repair projects ranging from yard cleanups to painting and minor exterior repairs. 100 volunteers from the faith community are needed to be the driving force of this event! If you would like to join us as we put God’s love into action, please contact Ryan Gipson at 417-829-4001 ext. 112.
You can help transform Woodland Heights into a neighborhood where people want to live, work and play. Contact Kelsey Milholland, Community Development Associate 417-829-4001 x 116, to find out more about Neighborhood Revitalization.