Neighborhood Program

Contact Information
Drey Hicks
Neighborhood Program
Renton, WA 98057
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Join the Hoquiam Avenue Neighborhood Alliance (HANA) this Saturday, May 5th through Sunday May 6th from 10am-4pm, for their 2nd Annual Community Clean Up Event! The clean-up event will include right-of-way cleanups along Hoquiam Avenue, beautification activities, and a food and clothing drive!

The City of Renton Neighborhood Grant Program will be providing pizza and refreshments for all volunteers. Volunteer registration will be held at 5121 NE 8th Place, Renton 98059. Registration is required for all volunteers and will open at 10 am.

If you are a volunteers under the age of 18 who would like to participate, please complete the City of Renton Parent/Guardian Waiver Release Form and bring it to the event.

Food (canned and dry goods) and clothing donations will be accepted on the corner of NE 8th Place and Hoquiam Avenue. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army and Renton Kiwanis Clothes Banks.

For more questions regarding the event please contact Wendy Lee, HANA's Neighborhood Volunteer Coordinator

The 2018 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Application is Now Available (Up to $500)! 

Claremont Reusable Bag

The City of Renton Neighborhood Program offers grant funding to neighborhood organizations for small projects that have a positive effect and/or improve a neighborhood or community area.

As an example, in 2017 the Claremont Homeowners Association utilized mini-grant funds to create and distribute "Welcome to the Neighborhood" Kits for all their residents which included a well designed reusable bag, neighborhood event information, and a list of local businesses and restaurants recommended by neighborhood residents.

Additional examples include beautification projects, installation of a dog waste station or outdoor BBQ, or renting a dumpster for a neighborhood clean-up or recycle event.

Download the application today to learn how your neighborhood can apply!                    

Neighborhood Program Benefits

The City of Renton Neighborhood Program provides services to over 90 recognized neighborhoods. As part of the Neighborhood Program, neighborhoods receive:

  • A one-time city sponsored neighborhood event
  • A liaison to connect with regarding city services and important information
  • Access to neighborhood grant funding opportunities
  • Workshops and training pertaining to neighborhood planning and development

In 2017, the Neighborhood Program funded over $100,000 in neighborhood grant funding, and assisted with over 30 neighborhood events.

How to Join the Neighborhood Program?

In order for your neighborhood to join the Neighborhood Program, your neighborhood must first complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Neighborhood Program Application and submit it to neighborhoodprogram@rentonwa.gov
  2. Submit a copy of your neighborhood organization's bylaws. Neighborhood bylaws serve as a road-map for your neighborhood organization actions. They are a form of agreement between the organization and its members. Bylaws may vary depending on the neighborhood, but consider them the manual for how your neighborhood organization conducts business. Please review the neighborhood bylaws template if your neighborhood does not have bylaws currently in place.
  3. Submit a copy of neighborhood organizations boundaries. Neighborhood boundaries should be based on the geographic area your neighborhood feels comfortable managing. If you are apart of a homeowners association, these boundaries may already be established within your HOA bylaws and CC&Rs.

 If you are unable to produce any of the documentation, or are wanting to start a new neighborhood organization, please contact the Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 425-430-6595 or neighborhoodprogram@rentonwa.gov

Neighborhood Grant Opportunities

The Neighborhood Program provides matching grant funds to help participating neighborhoods implement projects that improve the viability and livability of their neighborhood community.

Each year the Neighborhood Program awards over $70,000 in grant dollars for qualifying events and projects.

To be eligible to receive funding your neighborhood must:

  • Be registered with the Neighborhood Program
  • Have submitted an updated copy of your neighborhood bylaws, boundary, and leadership contact information
  • Be in good standing with the Neighborhood Program

2018 Grant opportunities are available now!

Join us on Nextdoor!

Nextdoor is a free, private social network for you and your neighbors. It is an easy way to stay connected within neighborhoods:

  • Alert your neighborhood about a break-in or suspicious activity
  • Organize a neighborhood meeting or social gathering
  • Find a trustworthy babysitter or handyman
  • Ask for help looking for a lost pet
  • Ask neighbors to borrow yard equipment or tools
  • Find out about upcoming events
    Learn more about whats going on in your community

 There are over 11,000 Nextdoor residents who use Nextdoor to build stronger more well connected neighborhoods through positive community conversations. The Neighborhood Program uses Nextdoor to share program highlights, events, and information that may be of interest to you and your neighborhood.

Signup today at Nextdoor.com to meet your neighbors! 

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