Reliant donates $50,000 in winter storm recovery for Waco homeowners

Reliant Energy is donating $50,000 to Grassroots Community Development’s emergency repair program to help homeowners make repairs after the impact of Winter Storm Uri.

The Waco Community Development Corporation, now known as: Basic Community Development, supports the promotion and creation of homeownership in the Waco community, according to the organization’s website.

“Grassroots Community Development was nearing the end of funding from the Waco Foundation and BBVA when we were approached by Reliant to see if more help was needed,” said Mike Stone, executive director of Grassroots Community Development. “The timing for the grant was perfect. We are still finding people with severe leaks and damage from frozen or broken pipes as a result of the winter storm.”

Repairs and recovery from the effects of the Winter Storm are still ongoing for many homeowners in the area, so Reliant’s donation can help with plumbing and other problems caused by the freeze.

Homeowners in Waco who need the help can sign up for the program, with both English and Spanish versions of the form available.

Homeowners must meet the following requirements:

· You must own the property where the repairs are to be carried out.
· You must occupy the house as your main residence.
· The property must be located in the Greater Waco area.
· You must have a need that necessitates the requested repairs.
· Your household income must be less than 80% of the region’s median income.

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