The Greater Duval area in East Gainesville is in need of some attention.
"I live there... I've been there since 1974 and there hasn't been a lot done," Habitat for Humanity's Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator Carla Lewis-Miles said.
She said there are a lot of abandoned houses and properties that need attending to.
Lowes partnered up with Habitat for Humanity, giving them a $40,000 grant, to revitalize and restore the neighborhood.
"We are coming up with programs and activities everyday to protect the integrity of our neighborhood and make it more inviting," Lewis-Miles said.
But the revitalization program isn't all about cosmetics and restoring houses.
Habitat for Humanity is hosting projects for children and families, to provide meaningful opportunities and building a safe stable community.
"We are building houses but we want to make sure the quality of life of where we build changes.. not just for one homeowner," Lewis-Miles said.
With building repairs and even a neighborhood garden, community members are already noticing improvements.
"I walk miles in the neighborhood every evening for the 15 years I've lived here so I really know and can see when they make a change on a house or a street," Duval resident Deanna Langille said.
To find out more information or their upcoming events and projects visit www.alachuahabitat.org