Flint Home Advancement program now out there to home owners

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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and husband or wife Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint property for 20 yrs. But it’s been component of Janet’s existence for a whole lot for a longer time.

“My mother and father acquired this dwelling I believe that it was 1940.” Rauch claimed.

So the dwelling understandably– has observed far better times. 1 of the major issues– the roof- final changed in 2004.

“If it was windy like this, it is really hard to place a tarp on. We’d get a massive gust of wind and then it would shift, rain and we’d get rips. It was a nightmare,” Robinson said.

It was not just the leaky roof in require of mend… the bathroom was falling aside as very well.

But the retired couple was on a fastened income – and making the repairs appeared not likely.

Right up until they learned of a program run by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to assist Flint householders with renovations.

“All of this get the job done remaining accomplished in a months time or few months time. They put the roof in all around Thanksgiving.” Rauch said.

And much more assistance is now obtainable for other Flint people on the lookout to make repairs or enhancements to their houses.

Setting up Thursday– house owners can apply for reduced-or no-desire financial loans of up to 20-thousand through the Flint Home Advancement Fund program.

Loans can be utilized for but not constrained to:

— Furnace and warm h2o heater replacement.

— Roof replacement or repairs.

— Kitchen and bath updates.

— Deck and porch substitution.

— New siding.

Janet and Maryetta may perhaps utilize for this method as properly.

But if even if they do not get it, they are grateful for a new roof more than their heads.

“It’s been a lot of force off our shoulders,” Robinson claimed.

To be qualified– applicants need to individual and occupy a one-loved ones household in the metropolis of Flint as their key home.

Funding is obtainable for owners of all earnings stages and is not contingent on the assessed worth of a residence.

To find out extra or apply, stop by Flint-HIF.org or call 810-766-9089 ext. 213.

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