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Habitat for Humanity receives federal funding to support the Flint Home Improvement Fund

Since its launch, the Flint Home Improvement Fund was the recipient of two rounds of federal funding through Congressman Dan Kildee’s office. In December 2022, Kildee announced 15 community projects that would be supported in Genesee, Saginaw and Bay counties through federal funds for fiscal year 2023. Among the funding was a total of $2.8 million to all three Habitat for Humanity organizations in those counties. It was announced that Genesee County Habitat for Humanity would receive $1.5 million of that to support the Flint HIF and help more Flint residents make necessary upgrades to their homes. The Flint HIF also received $1.5 million for fiscal year 2022.

More than 100 projects completed in two years

A total of 110 repair projects were completed between 2021 and 2022. The projects occurred in all of Flint’s nine wards and cost a total of more than $1.7 million to complete. Repair projects included roofing replacement, chimney repair and removal, gutter replacement, siding repair and replacement, window and door replacement, porch repair and replacement, subfloor and flooring replacement, various plumbing and plumbing fixture replacements, foundation repair, electrical repairs, furnace and water heater replacement, wheelchair ramp installation and other accessibility modifications.

The Flint Home Improvement Fund launches in 2021

The Flint Home Improvement Fund launched in February of 2021 thanks to a partnership between Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Genesee County Land Bank Authority, Huntington National Bank, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Neighborhood Engagement Hub. The Flint HIF, which is managed by Habitat for Humanity, is an innovative, public-private partnership that will help homeowners in Flint obtain low- or no-interest loans to make repairs and improvements to their homes regardless of income level and home value. Learn more.