Need a new roof? Habitat for Humanity may be able to help

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By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson

If you live in Pickens or Tuscaloosa County and your home needs a new roof, Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa could help you get a fortified roof.

Strengthen Alabama Homes is providing grants of as much as $10,000 to put fortified roofs onto homes. These roofs last longer than shingle-style roofs, are more weather resistant and can even help reduce insurance costs.

Applicants must own their home, have homeowners insurance and must be living in the home.

Habitat Tuscaloosa Executive Director Ellen Potts said they’re elated any time they can help homeowners improve their homes.

“We have been able over the last two years to replace more than 160 roofs, and some of those were in really bad shape,” Potts said. “We are just grateful to be able to really increase the number of people we serve.”

If you’re interested to see if you qualify, you can click right here and fill out the form. There are income limits for qualification.

If you qualify, Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa will email you to begin the process.

You can also apply directly through Strengthen Alabama Homes.

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