$500,000 Flood Relief Grant Available for Low Income Homeowners

By KBJR News 1

$500,000 Flood Relief Grant Available for Low Income Homeowners

August 8, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Ordean Foundation in Duluth has set up a $500,000 grant for low income homeowners who sustained massive flood damage to their homes after June's torrential rains.

Joe Everett the Program Director for the Ordean Foundation says that this grant will help low income families to get their furnaces and water heaters back up and running before winter after torrential rains flooded basements, damaging many electrical units in homes across the Northland.

The Ordean Foundation is working with Ecolibrium3 to fix these flood ravaged homes. Ecolibrium3 will act as a one-stop shop for those who qualify for the grant provided by the Ordean Foundation to make their homes liveable again.

Ecolibrium3 will also help to make these flood ravaged homes more energy efficient.

Low income homeowners can already start applying for a flood relief grant from the Ordean Foundation. Those interested can call Ecolibrium3 at 218-336-1038.

Grants will be awarded based on the Department of Housing and Urban Development qualifications.

Everett says that the Ordean Foundation wanted to create a grant so low income families didn't have to worry about racking up more debt and not being about to pay back loans to fix their flood damaged homes.

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