Flint Residence Advancement plan now available to home owners

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and lover Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint home for 20 years. But it is been section of Janet’s life for a lot longer.

“My mother and father purchased this household I imagine it was 1940.” Rauch reported.

So the dwelling understandably– has found better times. A single of the most significant difficulties– the roof- very last replaced in 2004.

“If it was windy like this, it’s difficult to place a tarp on. We’d get a big gust of wind and then it would shift, rain and we’d get rips. It was a nightmare,” Robinson reported.

It was not just the leaky roof in will need of maintenance… the toilet was falling apart as nicely.

But the retired few was on a mounted profits – and earning the repairs seemed not likely.

Until finally they figured out of a application operate by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to enable Flint home owners with renovations.

“All of this function being accomplished in a months time or pair months time. They place the roof in around Thanksgiving.” Rauch reported.

And a lot more support is now obtainable for other Flint inhabitants seeking to make repairs or enhancements to their houses.

Starting off Thursday– homeowners can utilize for reduced-or no-interest loans of up to 20-thousand by way of the Flint Household Enhancement Fund software.

Financial loans can be used for but not constrained to:

— Furnace and sizzling drinking water heater alternative.

— Roof substitute or repairs.

— Kitchen and tub updates.

— Deck and porch substitute.

— New siding.

Janet and Maryetta may perhaps implement for this system as nicely.

But if even if they never get it, they are grateful for a new roof about their heads.

“It’s been a good deal of pressure off our shoulders,” Robinson said.

To be qualified– candidates must personal and occupy a one-family dwelling in the metropolis of Flint as their main home.

Funding is readily available for householders of all money levels and is not contingent upon the assessed worth of a dwelling.

To discover more or utilize, stop by Flint-HIF.org or connect with 810-766-9089 ext. 213.

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