LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Housing Authority is updating several of its properties, thanks to various grants, housing trust funds and tax credits.
“I guess our largest project is the Triangular Homes Redevelopment Project,” said LHA Executive Director Ailrick Young. “That total development cost is going to be in the neighborhood of $16 million to $17 million.”
Young said the plan is to completely renovate the more than 80-year-old property filled with 124 units. He said they are in the process of relocating residents to other properties so construction can begin. Demolition is expected to start by this fall.
“We’re going to completely modernize all of those buildings and apartments to provide a more quality property to the residents here in the City of Laurel,” said Young.
Other projects include renovating the maintenance building, building a walking park at one of the properties, developing 32 new units and expanding a few other LHA properties.
“We’ve just been very fortunate, recently, with the help of some of our partners and the city to secure some funding that’s allowing us to do some projects that need to be done,” said Young.
Young said he is expecting the projects to be completely finished over the next several years. Young said that once they’re complete with these projects, 70 percent of the LHA’s property portfolio will have been renovated.
Young encourages any resident with any questions or concerns to contact the main LHA office.