FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and lover Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint property for 20 several years. But it’s been portion of Janet’s life for a good deal lengthier.
“My mom and dad acquired this dwelling I believe it was 1940.” Rauch said.
So the home understandably– has witnessed much better times. One particular of the most important difficulties– the roof- past changed in 2004.
“If it was windy like this, it is hard to set 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 mentioned.
It wasn’t just the leaky roof in have to have of maintenance… the rest room was falling apart as properly.
But the retired few was on a fastened cash flow – and making the repairs seemed unlikely.
Until eventually they learned of a plan operate by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to support Flint house owners with renovations.
“All of this operate currently being carried out in a months time or couple months time. They place the roof in all-around Thanksgiving.” Rauch stated.
And a lot more help is now offered for other Flint people seeking to make repairs or improvements to their properties.
Setting up Thursday– owners can use for minimal-or no-curiosity loans of up to 20-thousand by means of the Flint Dwelling Improvement Fund program.
Loans can be employed for but not constrained to:
— Furnace and incredibly hot h2o heater alternative.
— Roof substitution or repairs.
— Kitchen and bathtub upgrades.
— Deck and porch substitution.
— New siding.
Janet and Maryetta might utilize for this plan as effectively.
But if even if they really do not get it, they are grateful for a new roof in excess of their heads.
“It’s been a whole lot of pressure off our shoulders,” Robinson mentioned.
To be eligible– applicants will have to individual and occupy a one-relatives property in the city of Flint as their key residence.
Funding is available for property owners of all money levels and is not contingent upon the assessed worth of a home.
To master far more or utilize, take a look at Flint-HIF.org or simply call 810-766-9089 ext. 213.
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