The Critical Home Repair Program team is working hard to help homeowners in the City of Flint improve their homes.
To date, we have served 231 people, including 111 families, 41 disabled individuals, 9 veterans, 114 dependents and 44 people over 65.
We have 14 projects started as a part of our Full Code Rehab program. Thanks to funding from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, we will be competing a minimum of 30 full code updates through this program this year!
The Critical Home Repair program has even gained national attention thanks to NFL Quarterback Brandon Carr. Through the support of the United Way of Genesee County, Genesee County Habitat’s Water Assurance Program will be featured in a video by NFL Films. Check in with us on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks for pictures and video.
Over the past few months, we’ve gotten our water assurance program up and running. This program offers under the sink 3M filters, replacement faucets, and shower heads for Flint homeowners with positive lead tests. We also provide shower filters to any Flint resident. Since February, we’ve completed twenty-seven preliminary site visits for homeowners applying to the full program. On these visits we’ve installed shower filters and distributed water test kits. We have distributed a total of ninety shower filters, including those installed on site visits. In addition to the filters, we’ve been able to provide four homeowners with new water heaters. As homeowners complete the application process, we will soon begin full installations of under the sink filters and faucets.
Visit our Critical Home Repair Services page for more information.