October 20, 2021

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City launches $30 million home repair program for low-income residents

A new program aims to replace 1,000 roofs for low-income seniors and homeowners with disabilities in Detroit, city officials announced Thursday.  

Funded by $30 million in federal American Rescue Plan dollars, the program is the first initiative to arise out of more than $400 million in pandemic recovery dollars the city of Detroit received, and will triple how much the city currently spends on its existing home repair program. 

“We have watched literally hundreds of thousands of Detroiters move out of the city in the last 20 or 25 years. We wanted to prioritize the homeowners who stayed and reward them for doing that,” Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Thursday. 

More: Detroiters want to fix up their homes. The path to do that isn’t easy.