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Ribbon-cutting held for new home in Evansville’s Tepe Park

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 7:32 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 4:25 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A new home was dedicated in Tepe Park on Thursday.

The event, which was hosted by Community One, included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, as well as a blessing over the house. This dedication is part of non-profit organization’s house rehab program.

The non-profit acquires existing rundown homes, completely guts them, fully restores them and sells them at affordable prices.

”It’s just a great day to celebrate, and we love this neighborhood and the neighbors that are here and for them it’s a blessing,” Eric Cummings, executive director of Community One. “We actually hope maybe someone who’s already in the neighborhood will purchase the house and remain here, and just root in this house and in this community.”

Whoever ends up buying the house must be within 80% of area median income since the property has been set aside for affordable housing.

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