"Uprising" in south Phoenix moves forward

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 10:00:24-04

“I never thought I would be a homeowner,” Sha Wanda Brewer – the first person to move into a South Phoenix Village home – told ABC15.

The City of Phoenix redevelopment project between 24th and 32nd Streets, and Corona and Roeser roads, is moving forward to its next phase. After partnering with FSL Real Estate, vacant lots in the area are being transformed into 121 new, energy-efficient homes.

“It took many years ahead of this to remove blight, abate it,” said Phoenix Neighborhood Services Director Chris Hallett. He called the project an “uprising.”

"We have vacant property on the outskirts of this for commercial just waiting for all this to develop,” he said.

The homes start at $181,000 and income-qualified buyers can receive $15,000 in assistance from the city.

“This development and all the home buyers like Sha Wanda coming in are going to lift this neighborhood up,” Hallett said.

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