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April 25, 2023                                                 

City, partner agencies plan celebration of new homes

The community is invited to join the City of Johnson City and partner organizations Holston Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation and Appalachia Service Project to celebrate three newly built homes on East Myrtle Avenue. This event will be held at the Langston Centre, 315 Elm St., on Tuesday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

“We are eager to continue with neighborhood revitalization so that we can give communities an investment they need, while also protecting the affordable housing stock for residents,” said Laura Kelly, executive director of Holston Habitat for Humanity.

The homes, located along the same block across the street from Langston, were made possible through Community Development Block Grant funds dispersed by the City of Johnson City. City officials and agency representatives will be on hand to discuss these and other projects.

“Seeing these grant funds leveraged by multiple agencies to make a truly significant impact in a neighborhood is a win for all, especially the new homeowners,” said Wayne Lyons III, Johnson City’s Community Development coordinator.

For more information about the May 9 event, call Kelly at 423-239-7689.