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Jackson neighborhood gets economic boost

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The federal government is collaborating with the State of Mississippi and the city of Jackson to bring more affordable homes to low-income families.

Mother of two, Latricia Bailey toured her new home in south Jackson Monday morning. She's moving into the home with the financial help of local, state and federal officials and Habitat for Humanity. The home is one of twenty that will be complete in Jackson before the end of the year. They're apart of the "Neighborhood Stabilization Program," and "Project Rebuild. Through the programs, dilapidated homes are refurbished and sold to families at low-interest rates. 

Rep. Bennie Thompson is an advocate for the programs. Thompson says, "home ownership is key to the stabilization of a community and so the more homes you can get into this community the greater we will have a sense of community with it."

So far the programs have helped create forty construction related jobs in Jackson and numerous others across the state.


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