Flint Property Enhancement method now out there to home owners

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and spouse Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint residence for 20 years. But it’s been element of Janet’s everyday living for a good deal for a longer period.

“My dad and mom acquired this house I imagine it was 1940.” Rauch reported.

So the property understandably– has noticed better times. One particular of the biggest problems– the roof- final changed in 2004.

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

It wasn’t just the leaky roof in require of mend… the lavatory was falling apart as properly.

But the retired couple was on a fastened money – and creating the repairs seemed not likely.

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

“All of this get the job done becoming performed in a months time or pair months time. They set the roof in around Thanksgiving.” Rauch claimed.

And extra aid is now out there for other Flint residents looking to make repairs or improvements to their homes.

Starting Thursday– owners can implement for minimal-or no-desire financial loans of up to 20-thousand via the Flint Household Enhancement Fund method.

Financial loans can be applied for but not confined to:

— Furnace and sizzling h2o heater replacement.

— Roof replacement or repairs.

— Kitchen area and tub updates.

— Deck and porch substitution.

— New siding.

Janet and Maryetta may implement for this software as perfectly.

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

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

To be eligible– candidates have to personal and occupy a one-loved ones house in the city of Flint as their principal residence.

Funding is available for house owners of all cash flow stages and is not contingent upon the assessed price of a home.

To discover additional or apply, go to Flint-HIF.org or simply call 810-766-9089 ext. 213.

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