Grants or Organizations Offering Free Roof Repair

I am a pre-k teacher in South Dakota, living way below the low income line. My roof is in desperate need of repair. I have water coming in. I have a great credit score which allows me to apply for any loan I want, but I can not afford any extra payments a month due to my tight budget.

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I'm already selling off my personal belongings just to make payments on my winter utilities. I was hoping to find some kind of grant or organization that helps with free roof repairs. I'm so lost on what I can do to fix this huge problem before it gets any worse. Please help me!

By Ms. J

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February 9, 20140 found this helpful
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You didn't say if you are a Senior or how big the leak is. If you are a Senior there might be a State program to help seniors get a new roof. In my state they pay all of the roofer's bill and charge you 6% per yr on the cost. The only time you pay for it is when you sell or move out of the house. Call your town hall to find a Senior Services Dept.

Check you homeowner's insurance policy-if the damage is the result of bad weather they will give you money to repair or replace the roof. For this I suggest that you call at least 3 roofing company's and get their expert opinions.

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Keep in mind all that water coming into your house could be damaging your walls and supporting roof beams. Mold is another bad problem-once it starts it can make you very sick so get this leak fixed asap. If you sell the house and the home inspector discovers it has mold it could cost you $20.00 per square foot or more to remove it.

If it's a small leak go to a big box type store for some roof repair goop that can be painted on over the leak area. Ask them for a few names & phone numbers of men who you could hire to do the job for you.

Good luck.

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February 9, 20140 found this helpful
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Try Habitat of America call & ask them for help.

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