Crime plagued area gets a fix up
It's an area that both police and residents agree is a hotbed for crime. A non-profit organization is hoping to change that by giving a group of low income people a place to live, that they can be proud of.
Last May, Florida low income housing bought Parkside Gardens in Ocala. By spring of this year almost one hundred and fifty apartments should be completely re-done, inside and out.
The eleven million dollar project, paid for by a state grant, will increase the standard of living, and residents are expected to increase their responsibility.
General Manager of Orange Realty Company Vanessa Woodfield said,
"We've always had the same rules and regulations but the problem has been they haven't been enforcing them."
The project will also include building a community center with job training on site, afterschool training for kids as well as other resources.
By Sarah Pusateri WCJB TV 20 News
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