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Roof replacement funding offered to low-income residents in Chattanooga

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Roya Evans, executive director of the Chattanooga Community Housing Development Organization, uses a ladder to poke her head into the attic space of a home while inspecting the roof. Photo by Jake Daniels / Times Free Press Roya Evans, executive director of the Chattanooga Community Housing Development Organization, uses a ladder to poke her head into the attic space of a home while inspecting the roof. Photo by Jake Daniels / Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Deborah Hanner has never missed a house payment in 16 years, but if the 59-year-old disabled mother of two doesn't get her roof fixed, she'll have to leave.

"I'd see stuff leaking through the light fixtures, and I kept seeing wet patches in the closet," she said. "I can't stay in here with all the water coming in."

Hanner is on a fixed income and can't afford a new roof. The $2,000 check from her insurance company for roof repairs necessitated by storm damage still sits in her files because no repairman would do the work for that amount.

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