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S.G. Atkins CDC revitalizing housing stock

S.G. Atkins Community Development Cooperation held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of their first home in Ridgewood Place and neighborhood where they plan to fill 50 vacant lots with affordable homes.

S.G. Atkins CDC  revitalizing housing stock
March 09
05:30 2017

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BY TEVIN STINSON 

THE CHRONICLE 

Last weekend S.G. Atkins Community Development Cooperation took the first steps toward revitalizing the housing stock in the Ridgewood Place neighborhood, located in the southern portion of the city. Since 2001 S.G. Atkins has leveraged resources from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of Winston-Salem to build single-family homes around the city.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of 50 new homes that will be built in the neighborhood, S.G. Atkins Director Carol Davis said this is just the beginning. After taking a few years to focus on small business development in the area, Davis said they are now refocusing on getting people into affordable homes.

“I’m excited about moving forward as quickly as possible,” said Davis. “This is our first home since 2008, but we’re looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.”

New homeowner Pamela Lillard said after searching for a home for years that met her needs, S.G. Atkins helped her dream come true. She said, “This is my happily ever after.”

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