A concentration of renovated homes brings stability to a neighborhood
The very impoverished neighborhoods of West Jackson, Mississippi are filled with abandoned homes. The Bratton Street renovations, though a local community center and in combination with Habitat for Humanity, provided a new community of homes while teaching construction skills to inmates and local workers. The homes received bare-bones renovations and were sold for around $30,000 to families interested in returning to the neighborhood. Many of the structures included a basement apartment (Accessory Dwelling Unit) used to supplement the income for the homeowner. This street was one of the first successful revitalizations of a neighborhood in West Jackson, and remains a stable community in a fragile part of the city.
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