Columbus group opens another home to a family in need

Columbus group opens another home to a family in need

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It was a special day for a group that improves housing for low to moderate income families in certain Columbus neighborhoods.

Wynnton Neighborhood Housing, Inc. held a ribbon cutting at their 11th brand new house for a family on 10th Street on Wednesday afternoon.

The organization was originally sparked by local volunteers who helped rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina. Now, the program helps those living in substandard housing to acquire safe and dependable housing, but the goal is to eventually eliminate slums and blight in the East Wynnton neighborhood.

"It's improving the neighborhood. A lot of the people that have moved out are trying to move back in. This out of all the residents we have had have some connection with east Wynnton neighborhood so they are moving back home," said Patricia Burns with Wynnton Neighborhood Housing, Inc.

WNH was incorporated in November 2007 by a group of people who had worked together building Habitat for Humanity houses and repairing 20 houses severely damaged in Mississippi.

Without the program's assistance, many of these families will never be able to improve their living conditions. Their motto is "One House and One Street at a time."

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