Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity Gears Up for a Successful Dow Neighborhood Revitalization 2016

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From Friday, June 3 through Friday, June 10, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity will be working in the St. Stephen’s area to revitalize the neighborhood.  This program brings together hundreds of volunteers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region rehabbing and restoring a number of homes in this area.

Volunteers are needed for unskilled and skilled construction, painting, weatherizing homes and more. Tasks include daily shifts are from 7:30-12pm and 12:30pm-5:00pm.

Neighborhood Revitalization helps homeowners whose income is below 80% of the Area Median Income to preserve and improve their homes with pride and dignity as they contribute their time and pay for the cost of materials. The Dow Chemical Company has been a longstanding partner with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, having provided thousands of volunteers over the years.

The Dow Chemical Company is the Title Sponsor of the revitalization; other sponsors include Frankenmuth Credit Union (Volunteer Sponsor), Morley Foundation (Safety Sponsor) and Consumers Energy (Community Impact Sponsor).


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Women Build 2016


Thank you to women and men who came to volunteer at Women Build 2016!!

Thank you to the Saginaw Board of Realtors, The Avenue Hair Salon, Isabella Bank, 5th/3rd Bank, Hemlock Semiconductor, Dow Corning, First United Methodist Church, Saginaw Housing Commission, PNC Bank, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and friends at large who decided to give back to the community through Women Build.

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2016 Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation Program

Applications are available at our office: 315 Holland, Saginaw or 1494 N. M-52, Owosso

Dear Homeowner,

Greetings from Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity.  We are excited to begin planning Critical Home Repairs & Home Preservation projects for 2016.

Each year, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity applies for grant funds to support critical home repair requests for homeowners.  The Critical Home Repair program grants up to $7500.00 for eligible repairs.  Eligible repairs include: roof, windows, gutters, doors, siding, furnace, water heater, insulation, handicap modifications, etc.  We also help homeowners in “focus” community neighborhoods that need their house spruced up with exterior painting and minor repairs/landscaping.  This is known as Home Preservation.  Our 2016 “focus” neighborhoods are: Buena Vista Township, St. Stephens/Southwest and Shiawassee County.

Be sure to submit all of the required documents listed on the back of the application when you submit your application.  An application must be complete before it will be reviewed.

Requirements are subject to change at any time.  The program fee is $100.00 which includes your title search, credit report and any additional fees.  After I have reviewed your application, I will call you to set up an interview.  You will be required to pay the program fee at this appointment.

Should you have further questions, please give me a call Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm at 989-753-5200 x 210.

Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity: A Year In Review 2014-2015

Annual Report 2014-2015