Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received a grant of $15,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Flint’s Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to support their Owner-Occupied Critical Home Repair Program.
The program provides repair services to over 150 qualifying homeowners per year within Genesee County and helps low-to-moderate income homeowners alleviate health and safety issues in and around their home.
Eligible repairs include roofs, structural damage, porch repair, electric, plumbing, HVAC, handicap accessibility, siding, exterior paint, weatherization, and energy efficiency.
“We are extremely grateful to the Community Foundation for this addition to our Owner-Occupied Critical Home Repair Program,” states Thomas Hutchison, Executive Director, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity. “The link between health and housing can’t be stressed enough. Without the program, many residents would not be able to alleviate the health and safety issues they face daily in their homes. Issues like leaking roofs, broken stairs, lack of adequate plumbing all have a direct impact on health and safety. Our Critical Repair Program seeks to eradicate these issues throughout Genesee County and make a direct and significant impact on the quality of life and health of our clients and community as a whole.”
Here’s how donating your unwanted items to the Habitat ReStore helps our community! All proceeds go directly back to fund our mission of building homes, community, and hope in Genesee County. To learn more visit: https://www.geneseehabitat.org/restore.html