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HOME-REPAIR PROGRAM NEEDS EXPERIENCED CONTRACTORS

SHARE HOME-REPAIR PROGRAM NEEDS EXPERIENCED CONTRACTORS

Contractors who were recently fired by Micron from the Lehi plant project might consider doing home-repair jobs for the Salt Lake County Housing Authority to keep busy.

The home-repair program is a nonprofit project that helps maintain existing housing and assist families, the elderly and people with disabilities by providing necessary funds to make critical housing repairs.Under the home repair program, said John Godfrey, director, qualified homeowners on tight incomes are eligible for low-interest loans with easy terms.

Experienced contractors work with homeowners to make basic repairs on electrical and heating systems, roofing, painting, plumbing and others. The housing authority offers technical assistance to homeowners and contractors during the repair process.

The program is funded by the county, local lending institutions and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Anyone interested in bidding on the jobs can call Godfrey at 284-4410.

Since its beginning 20 years ago, the repair program has assisted 3,200 families in making repairs to their homes.