FLINT, Mich. (WJRT)(02/04/21)- -Janet Rauch and companion Maryetta Robinson have lived in their Flint property for 20 many years. But it’s been element of Janet’s daily life for a ton lengthier.

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

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Habitat for Humanity doing the job on a house in Flint.

“My parents bought this home I believe it was 1940.” Rauch explained.


So the residence understandably– has witnessed far better days. Just one of the major difficulties– the roof- very last replaced in 2004.

“If it was windy like this, it is really hard to place 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 fix… the rest room was falling apart as perfectly.

But the retired couple was on a fastened cash flow – and making the repairs seemed not likely.

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

“All of this function becoming performed in a months time or couple months time. They place the roof in all around Thanksgiving.” Rauch claimed.

And much more enable is now obtainable for other Flint citizens wanting to make repairs or advancements to their households.

Starting up Thursday– owners can implement for reduced-or no-curiosity financial loans of up to 20-thousand as a result of the Flint Property Enhancement Fund application.

Financial loans can be used for but not constrained to:

— Furnace and incredibly hot water heater replacement.

— Roof substitute or repairs.

— Kitchen area and bathtub upgrades.

— Deck and porch substitute.

— New siding.

Janet and Maryetta might utilize for this method as properly.

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

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

To be qualified– applicants have to own and occupy a one-household house in the city of Flint as their primary residence.

Funding is available for home owners of all income degrees and is not contingent upon the assessed value of a dwelling.

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

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