Contractors remove the roof from the porch of a house on Pendleton Ave. in Springfield, MA. It is one of 25 homes that will be repaired in the second year of a 10-year neighborhood revitalization plan by Rebuilding Together
Volunteers tomorrow will make repairs and improvements to more than two dozen homes on one street in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is part of an ambitious multi-year effort by a national non-profit organization to revitalize one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country.
Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit that works to preserve affordable housing, has announced a multi-year effort in Springfield, Massachusetts to repair hundreds of homes in one of the poorest neighborhoods in America. The work in the Old Hill Neighborhood started with the successful rehab of 25 homes on a single day last year. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Rebuilding Together Springfield Executive Director Colleen Loveless.
A massive housing renovation project will take place this Saturday in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A thousand volunteers will pack two contiguous streets in Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood and do major repair work on more than two dozen homes..
Carol Granado is excited about the work planned on her home at 163 Tyler Street that will include a new roof, exterior painting, new bathroom plumbing and three new windows.
A city -wide natural disaster rebuilding effort took place in Springfield Massachusetts Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the June 1st tornadoes. The city was also awarded more federal funds to cover some of the costs to repair its tornado damaged infrastructure. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
As the anniversary of the June 1st tornadoes in western Massachusetts approaches, the recovery has come a long way, but there are stark reminders there is still a long way to go.