Epicenter’s Fix it First program recently completed another project in Green River for a local family. The home was in need of gutters and downspouts to direct water away from the foundation, preventing the need for costly structural repairs in the future. Approximately 60’ of gutter were added to the residence. The family also added two new screen doors through Fix It First. This family prefers to cool their home naturally in the summer; these new screens will keep a comfortable breeze flowing through their living room and keep their energy costs down. In the winter, storm doors provide the doorways first defense against cold winter winds, providing year round energy savings.
About Fix It First
Epicenter’s Fix it First program developed in response to the City of Green River’s 2012 Housing Plan that identified 46% of the housing stock is in need of critical repairs. Without these repairs, homeowners are living in substandard, inadequate, and/or unhealthy homes. Fix it First helps the moderate- to low-income and elderly homeowners in Green River keep their homes safe and healthy by providing the up-front cost and labor for small, but critical, home repair projects.Funding for this revolving loan program is provided through private grants and in-kind support. Income from home improvements is used to fund more Fix It First projects. Project performed include: siding repair, handrail installation, grab bar installation, accessibility ramps, small roof repairs, window repair/replacement and other energy efficiency improvements.
For more information on Fix It First, please call 435.564.3330 or visit Epicenter at 180 S. Broadway, Green River, Utah.