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Volunteers clean up Homestead Heights

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Efforts to revitalize a Jackson neighborhood continue. Saturday morning, volunteers came out to spruce up the Homestead Heights area behind the Jackson Medical Mall. 24 brick homes are going up, and they will be priced at just over $100,000 each.

The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation is spearheading the project, to be paid for mostly through federal housing funds.

Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Williamson Street is pitching in for the cleanup.

"Not only are they building a new subdivision, we're also trying to establish a neighborhood watch, neighborhood association," says Reverend Edward Jones.

"We've had 5-6 of the lots already prepped. They have to pass for construction to go ahead and start. When you go through the area you'll see the bulldozers, backhoes, everything," says Shante Cooper with the JMMF.

The Foundation has already received about 100 applications for homeownership. We're told 1 in 10 applicants will qualify.

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