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Mayor Duggan and Councilmember Latisha Johnson met with Barbara IíRon at her home on Roxbury in the Outer Drive-Hayes neighborhood. The 85-year-old has lived in her home for 37 years, and recently received a much needed, brand-new roof, as the old one was allowing water damage inside her house. Ms. IíRon applied for the Renew Detroit program when it was launched and was thrilled to be accepted into the program.
  ARPA funded 'Renew Detroit',  achieves significant milestone installing 500 new roofs

By Wendell Bryant
tellusdetroit.com

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council members are celebrating a significant milestone as part of the Renew Detroit home repair program. The program was announced in late 2021 and was funded by $30 million from President Joe Bidenís American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It aims to provide major, non-emergency repairs for up to 1,500 homes in Detroit.

Last week, the Renew Detroit crews completed their 500th roof replacement, and Mayor Duggan and Councilmember Latisha Johnson met with Barbara IíRon at her home on Roxbury in the Outer Drive-Hayes neighborhood. The 85-year-old has lived in her home for 37 years and recently received a much-needed, brand-new roof, as the old one was allowing water damage inside her house. Ms. IíRon applied for the Renew Detroit program when it was launched and was thrilled to be accepted into it.

Mayor Duggan said that Renew Detroit was created to help long-term Detroit seniors like Ms. LíRon, who were not able to afford to replace their leaky roof on their retirement income, and that the program has helped 500 Detroit seniors so far. The program was made possible with the support of City Council.

The program was expanded to $45 million in July 2022, thanks to an additional $15 million from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). With the additional funding, the program now has the capacity to reach up to 2,000 homes, and Phase 2 has been expanded to allow for window replacements. The city will continue Phase 1 roof replacements throughout 2024, with Phase 2 repairs following in 2024-26. The goal is to help up to 1,500 homeowners in total.

Council President Mary Sheffield expressed her support for the program, stating that it sends a message that the city is working to provide resources to assist with housing maintenance for the aging population, keeping them safe in their own homes.Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council members are celebrating a significant milestone as part of the Renew Detroit home repair program. The program was announced in late 2021 and was funded by $30 million from President Joe Bidenís American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It aims to provide major, non-emergency repairs for up to 1,500 homes in Detroit.

Last week, the Renew Detroit crews completed their 500th roof replacement, and Mayor Duggan and Councilmember Latisha Johnson met with Barbara IíRon at her home on Roxbury in the Outer Drive-Hayes neighborhood. The 85-year-old has lived in her home for 37 years and recently received a much-needed, brand-new roof, as the old one was allowing water damage inside her house. Ms. IíRon applied for the Renew Detroit program when it was launched and was thrilled to be accepted into it.

Mayor Duggan said that Renew Detroit was created to help long-term Detroit seniors like Ms. LíRon, who were not able to afford to replace their leaky roof on their retirement income, and that the program has helped 500 Detroit seniors so far. The program was made possible with the support of City Council.

The program was expanded to $45 million in July 2022, thanks to an additional $15 million from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). With the additional funding, the program now has the capacity to reach up to 2,000 homes, and Phase 2 has been expanded to allow for window replacements. The city will continue Phase 1 roof replacements throughout 2024, with Phase 2 repairs following in 2024-26. The goal is to help up to 1,500 homeowners in total.

Council President Mary Sheffield expressed her support for the program, stating that it sends a message that the city is working to provide resources to assist with housing maintenance for the aging population, keeping them safe in their own homes.








                      


 
 

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