The City of Boulder Division of Housing has partnered with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity to meet the home repair needs of lower to moderate-income homeowners in the city of Boulder who are still working to rebuild after the flood. The City-Habitat Flood Repair Program is a low-cost resource for homeowners to complete remaining home repairs after homeowners have exhausted other resources such as flood insurance and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance.
The program is available to any income-qualified homeowner in the city and provides project preparation and management by Flatirons Habitat for Humanity along with a 3 percent interest, 15-year deferred loan from the Division of Housing to bring homes back to a safe and livable condition. Eligible repairs include repairs to major systems such as: grounds, septic/sewer, exterior, roof, structure, insulation, plumbing, electrical, heating, flooring, windows and radon mitigation.
“By combining the city’s available affordable housing funds with Habitat’s construction management ability, the city is able to offer a low-cost resource that many homeowners need after they have exhausted other resources but are still faced with major home repairs,” said Jeff Yegian, Division of Housing manager.
For more than 20 years, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity has served the Boulder Valley School District and the City and County of Broomfield. Through its partnership with the City of Boulder, the organization is able to expand its services to helping homeowners in Boulder.
“Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is ready to respond to the needs we see in the City of Boulder after the devastating flood event. We believe many lower-income homeowners in Boulder are still in need of critical home repairs and need assistance with coordinating their rebuilding projects, to ensure their homes are safe and livable again,” said Susan Lythgoe, executive director of Flatirons Habitat for Humanity.
Flatirons Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a global, nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
The Division of Housing’s mission is to preserve and provide safe, high-quality and affordable housing opportunities through collaborative community planning and funding of programs.
Homeowners who are interested in the City-Habitat Flood Repair Program can find more information and the application at: http://bouldercolorado.gov/homeownership/home-repair-programs or contact the Division of Housing by calling: (303) 441-3157, option 2, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.