BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The City of Boulder has launched a new grant program to help homeowners whose manufactured houses were damaged by the hurricane-force winds during the 2021 Marshall Fire .
According to the city, more than 400 homes had damage to the roofs, sidings, windows and doors that has led to rising energy costs and exposure to the elements.
Senior Housing Project Manager Crystal Launder said the manufactured home communities were most at risk and vulnerable in extreme weather events.
Boulder launches wind damage repair grant program
The program, called the Manufactured Housing Wind Damage Repair and Efficiency Upgrade Grant Program , will launch in February.
To start, residents will fill out a self-certification form, which must be submitted before applying for a Wind Damage Repair Grant. Then the homeowner must complete the grant application, review the grant agreement, choose and schedule a repair estimate, and sign the grant agreement. After that, the homeowner will sign a construction contract and do a final walkthrough with grant staff once the work is done. At the end of the process, grant program staff will review the final invoice and pay the contractor.