Community One dedicates newly renovated home in Evansville

Community One dedicates newly renovated home in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Friday in Evansville, community leaders dedicated a new home in the Glenwood neighborhood.

The renovation project is part of the mission of non-profit Community One to address the need for affordable housing in Evansville.

The group revitalizes homes in under resourced neighborhoods.

The homes are then sold to qualified homebuyers with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income.

“We start with older, vacant, sometimes dilapidated housing that’s been abandoned or not being lived in,” said Community One Executive Director Eric Cummings. “And being able to convert that into beautiful, like-new, energy efficient housing for families, that is just a huge victory for those who labor here and work here.”

First Bank helped fund the project along with individual donors.

Several local companies donated services and materials

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