FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and companion Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint home for 20 decades. But it is been portion of Janet’s lifestyle for a large amount extended.
“My mothers and fathers purchased this residence I believe it was 1940.” Rauch claimed.
So the property understandably– has seen improved times. 1 of the largest issues– the roof- last replaced in 2004.
“If it was windy like this, it’s difficult to set a tarp on. We’d get a significant gust of wind and then it would change, rain and we’d get rips. It was a nightmare,” Robinson explained.
It was not just the leaky roof in want of maintenance… the lavatory was falling aside as very well.
But the retired pair was on a fastened earnings – and generating the repairs appeared not likely.
Until finally they discovered of a system operate by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to support Flint home owners with renovations.
“All of this do the job currently being carried out in a months time or pair months time. They put the roof in all over Thanksgiving.” Rauch said.
And much more enable is now offered for other Flint inhabitants searching to make repairs or improvements to their residences.
Commencing Thursday– homeowners can apply for low-or no-curiosity loans of up to 20-thousand by the Flint House Enhancement Fund application.
Financial loans can be utilized for but not limited to:
— Furnace and hot water heater alternative.
— Roof replacement or repairs.
— Kitchen area and bathtub upgrades.
— Deck and porch substitute.
— New siding.
Janet and Maryetta might apply for this application as nicely.
But if even if they never get it, they are grateful for a new roof above their heads.
“It’s been a large amount of stress off our shoulders,” Robinson claimed.
To be qualified– applicants should personal and occupy a single-spouse and children residence in the metropolis of Flint as their major residence.
Funding is available for home owners of all earnings stages and is not contingent upon the assessed value of a household.
To master extra or use, pay a visit to Flint-HIF.org or simply call 810-766-9089 ext. 213.
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