Town businesses celebrate million dollar grant for new house construction

Jackson Mayor Scott Conger manufactured a uncomplicated but meaningful statement in the course of a push convention this earlier 7 days.

“It’s constantly a great working day when Jackson, Tennessee is awarded a million pounds,” the mayor said at the announcement of a coalition of agencies doing work collectively to acquire a $1 million grant to create 6 properties in the metropolis.

The Southwest Tennessee Community Enhancement Corporation, Jackson Power Authority, Healthful Communities LLC and the Community Redevelopment Company all labored jointly to get the grant from the Tennessee Housing Enhancement Company.

Brian James of HCB Enhancement was the a single credited with coordinating the work with the agencies. It started out with he and Chris Alexander talking about a partnership with the Southwest Neighborhood Advancement Corporation and director Patti Pickler.

James spear-headed the work to demolish blight on 95 lots during the town following the partnership received a grant for that purpose 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 lots cleared, the 6 residences remaining constructed will be created on six of all those 95 loads.

“Any cash lifted from the advertising of the properties will roll over into a fund to go on to build far more homes on the plenty that were cleared,” Pickler stated.

The effort and hard work to start out with is in coordination with the constructing of a new Madison Tutorial Significant Faculty building on the campus of the College of Memphis at Lambuth and the renovation of Jackson Central-Merry Large School.