Focusing on the roadside façade of Main Street houses in the Thomaston National Historic District, Habitat on Main — a collaboration between Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and the Historic Thomaston Resource Group (HTRG) — will provide qualifying homes with exterior improvements such as painting, landscaping and minor exterior repairs. Habitat on Main will operate on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants. The work is offered at no cost to qualifying homeowners.

Through “A Brush with Kindness,” Habitat for Humanity helps low-income homeowners by offering exterior home improvements. Volunteer teams perform the work to improve the condition of the homes for those unable to complete it on their own. Able-bodied homeowners are encouraged to work alongside the volunteers in a cooperative effort. This program is for homeowners with an income of less than 80 percent of the area median income.

For more information, to apply or to volunteer, contact Tia at Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, 236-6123 or

HTRG is a town-appointed committee established to promote and maintain the heritage and distinctive richness and diversity of Thomaston’s historic architecture and provide a framework for its maintenance and preservation.