New program will replace hundreds of damaged water heaters for residents in Flint

A new program will help Flint residents replace water heaters damaged in the Flint water crisis. (Photo Credit: Drew Moore/NBC 25)

The new program is made possible through a grant with the Department of Health and Human Services, and will be administered through the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department, or G-CARD. Executive Director Matt Purcell says the program would replace up to 250 water heaters for residents.

"People will be qualified first on their income. Then we will inspect the water heaters and determine if they need to be replaced. It doesn't matter if it's a renter, or a landlord, the resources are going to be available," Purcell says.

It's funded by a $500,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, and is part of G-CARD's Weatherization program. New water heaters will be installed in homes on a first come first served basis.

To find out more about the program call (810) 232-2185.

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