GIRARD - A ribbon-cutting was held recently for the first of several homes that were rehabilitated as part of the Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Project working with the Western Reserve Housing Development Corporation and Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority.
The one-story house at 506 Washington Ave. is one of six units purchased and rehabilitated via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Mayor James Melfi and other officials noted the opportunities the program provides. He said the new home is located a short distance from other projects, including apartments, that were constructed in the city in recent years through partnerships.
Julie Green of the Trumbull County Planning Commission said the six units included four single-family homes in Brookfield, Liberty and Girard and one duplex in Howland.
She said foreclosed homes were purchased and rehabilitated following program guidelines for the purpose of providing affordable housing opportunities for low-income families earning less than 50 percent of the median household income.
Green said CT Consultants Inc., local contractors Gary M. Crim Inc. and Mamula Contracting worked with the TMHA and county planning commission to complete the six rehabilitation projects.