Mayor Turner Kicks Off Campaign To Repair 100 Homes In Houstons Second

first_imgAndrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaThe Telez family’s home on Edgewood St. is currently under repair as part of Rebuilding Together Houston’s Second Ward project. Low-income homeowners in Houston’s Second Ward will soon get some help with repairs. A public-private partnership has kicked off a fundraising campaign to rebuild one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods.Rebuilding Together Houston aims to raise $2.5 million to repair up to 100 homes in the Second Ward over the next three to five years. The effort is part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities Initiative.“What I would say, if you’re in a situation at home and you can’t afford the repairs, I would say call. I would not say to you to eliminate yourself,” he said. “Contact them, because they really want to help, especially if you’re senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities.”More than a dozen companies are involved in the effort. In addition to financial donations, the campaign is seeking volunteer labor and donations of building materials. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen center_img 00:00 /00:41 X Sharelast_img