FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and spouse Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint house for 20 decades. But it’s been part of Janet’s daily life for a good deal longer.

a man standing in front of a door: Habitat for Humanity working on a home in Flint.

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Habitat for Humanity operating on a house in Flint.

“My mom and dad purchased this house I imagine it was 1940.” Rauch explained.


So the home understandably– has seen better days. A single of the major problems– the roof- previous replaced in 2004.

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

It was not just the leaky roof in need of repair service… the lavatory was slipping aside as properly.

But the retired pair was on a fixed earnings – and earning the repairs seemed not likely.

Until eventually they discovered of a method operate by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to aid Flint house owners with renovations.

“All of this operate being performed in a months time or few months time. They set the roof in all over Thanksgiving.” Rauch stated.

And much more aid is now out there for other Flint people seeking to make repairs or enhancements to their properties.

Starting Thursday– owners can utilize for minimal-or no-interest loans of up to 20-thousand by means of the Flint House Improvement Fund plan.

Loans can be made use of for but not limited to:

— Furnace and sizzling water heater substitute.

— Roof substitution or repairs.

— Kitchen and bath upgrades.

— Deck and porch alternative.

— New siding.

Janet and Maryetta might apply for this system as effectively.

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

“It’s been a large amount of tension off our shoulders,” Robinson explained.

To be qualified– applicants must own and occupy a one-loved ones home in the city of Flint as their principal home.

Funding is out there for householders of all revenue concentrations and is not contingent upon the assessed worth of a dwelling.

To understand more or use, check out Flint-HIF.org or call 810-766-9089 ext. 213.

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