Community One dedicates 10th renovated home

Community One dedicates 10th renovated home
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 8:54 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Another Evansville home just got a major facelift thanks to Community One on Thursday.

According to a press release, that home is located in Evansville’s Akin Park neighborhood at 1206 South Kentucky Avenue.

The nonprofit takes dilapidated homes, renovates them and then puts them on the market.

The buyer of the home must make less than 80% of the average median income rate.

In the last 10 years, Community One has finished 10 rehab projects.

Community One Executive Director Jessica Welcher says renovating these homes not only makes areas more attractive but also increases access to affordable housing.

“We get to know all of the neighbors that are already in the area,” Welcher said. “We’re helping provide new roofs, furnaces through community funds and support. It transforms an entire block and then transforms a neighborhood.”

For those who are interested in learning more, you can call Community One at (812) 213-4202 or by email. Proceeds from the sale of the home will fund future housing restoration projects.