Applications for the 2019/2020 Roofing Initiative will be available
Sept 3rd, 2019 to October 15th, 2019
Midland County Habitat for Humanity and Home To Stay collaborate for the 4th year
to address the increasing need for roof repairs or replacement in the City of Midland.
Midland County Habitat for Humanity and Home To Stay collaborate for 4th year, on addressing the increasing need for roof repairs and or replacement in the City of Midland. Both agencies are excited to be collaborating again to fulfil this need in the community. Both agencies state the need they continue to see most frequently is roofing. “We feel that many times we see instances where the roof of a home needs to be addressed before any other areas of repairs,” said Donna St. John, Executive Director of Home To Stay. “In many cases, it does not make sense to invest in other home repairs if the roof is need of repair or replacement.”
The agencies collaborated on a joint funding request with the City of Midland for a Community Development Block Grant which will fund the projects. “We have secured funding through the City’s Community Development Block Grant to enable us to continue the roofing initiative in the City of Midland,” stated Jennifer Chappel, CEO of Midland County Habitat for Humanity.
The Community Development Block Grant is one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding will bring $50,000 of Federal dollars into the city for this program. “We encourage collaboration between community-based organizations through the City’s CDBG program. The roofing initiative between Home To Stay and Midland County Habitat for Humanity is a strong example of joint cooperation and leveraging of resources to better meet the repair needs of low-income homeowners within the city” stated Grant Murschel, the City’s Director of Planning & Community Development. It is important to note, that because this is a grant from the City of Midland, only homeowners living within the city limits of Midland and meet the income guidelines are eligible for consideration. “Our goal is to serve eight homes through roof repair and or replacement,” Chappel said. “We know the need is much greater than eight but we need to keep the momentum going repairing or replacing one roof at a time. “We hope to obtain additional funding in the future to continue this much needed initiative,” said St.John.
Applications will be available from September 3rd, 2019 to October 15th, 2019.