1.2 Million dollars is not your everyday check. Today, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, along with Consumers Energy stood side by side to give funding to Habitat For Humanity to support people across the state with critical home repairs. For Elizabeth Bowler, the help means everything.
“I’m really glad that they chose me and my home. It’s a humble little home but it’s my home and I’ve lived in several different homes and I never called them home. This I call home,” said Bowler.
Bowler came to Habitat For Humanity with a leaking roof but after taking a longer look the problems were much more severe, including a carbon monoxide leak in the basement. For the CEO of Habitat For Humanity, it’s all about keeping families safe and in their homes for years to come.
“It’s just a great feeling to know that we are helping to keep people in their homes and help them keep money in their pockets and be healthy individuals,” said CEO for Habitat For Humanity Michigan, Sandy Pearson.
Homes selected will undergo a thorough inspection including fixing structural problems, roofs, and basement leaks, as well as mold issues and unsafe appliances. Repairs will be completed in order of severity. For Bowler, the help may have just saved her life.
“I was just elated about it. It’s just wonderful because I live here. And you know I had no idea there was carbon monoxide there, said Bowler.”
Thanks to the big checks Habitat For Humanity now looks forward to transforming many more households in the community.