October 27, 2021

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Metropolis agencies rejoice million dollar grant for new residence construction

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Jackson Mayor Scott Conger designed a simple but significant statement through a push conference this past week.

“It’s always a great working day when Jackson, Tennessee is awarded a million dollars,” the mayor mentioned at the announcement of a coalition of agencies doing the job with each other to acquire a $1 million grant to make 6 properties in the metropolis.

The Southwest Tennessee Community Improvement Corporation, Jackson Power Authority, Nutritious Communities LLC and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency all worked jointly to acquire the grant from the Tennessee Housing Progress Company.

Brian James of HCB Progress was the one particular credited with coordinating the effort and hard work with the businesses. It began with he and Chris Alexander talking about a partnership with the Southwest Group Advancement Company and director Patti Pickler.

James spear-headed the hard work to demolish blight on 95 tons through the metropolis right after the partnership received a grant for that reason in 2017.

In this 2017 file photo, an excavator is used to demolish the vacant house located at 133 W. Deaderick Street in Downtown Jackson, Wednesday, July 12. The building was the first to be demolished in Jackson under Tennessee's Blight Elimination Program. A total of 95 houses were demolished over four years.

With the plenty cleared, the six houses staying developed will be crafted on 6 of all those 95 lots.

“Any resources elevated from the selling of the houses will roll in excess of into a fund to carry on to build extra homes on the tons that were cleared,” Pickler reported.

The work to begin with is in coordination with the building of a new Madison Academic Substantial University building on the campus of the University of Memphis at Lambuth and the renovation of Jackson Central-Merry High School.

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