Boulder begins repair program for manufactured homes damaged by winds in Marshall Fire

Jan. 24—Boulder is beginning a new grant program to help repair the more than 400 manufactured homes damaged by winds during the Marshall Fire.

The program is funded by the new Climate Tax and is part of the city's growing effort to build communitywide resilience to climate disasters, according to a news release from the city. It will soon be expanded to manufactured housing communities in unincorporated Boulder County through a partnership with the county.

Grant-funded repairs will start in February, the release said. More information about the program can be found on the city's website, along with local resources for manufactured home communities.

Contractors will work with residents to repair homes and improve insulation, the release said. Boulder will focus on the most urgent repairs needs first and then expand the program to efficiency upgrades that reduce energy use, lower utility bills and make homes more comfortable. Upgrades could include window replacement, better insulation and new appliances.