PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - People living in Riverview Apartments in Phenix City came forward over the weekend concerned they might have to soon find a new place to live once their apartment buildings are demolished.
The Phenix City Housing Authority swept in and saved the day by offering to pay for temporary relocation of more than 100 families because those units do not have the amenities that families want and need.
They say it is all about giving those residents what they want during their mission to revitalize the downtown area.
"We are responsible for all of those moves," says Mary Mayrose, the Executive Director of the Phenix City Housing Authority. "So if we take a family from on the heel and move them to another property, we pay for that. And then when we move them back to one of the new developments, we pay for that as well. So we are with them every step of the way in the process. That's very important to us."
This is part of the city's larger plan called Whitewater Village. There will also be another development project called Hidden Hills Trace.
People are expected to move into Hidden Hills Village in December.