HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The city of Hattiesburg is spreading the importance of community development in a week designed to celebrate just that.
As part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program the Hub city is joining with other cities across the country which receive the funding to better communities and living conditions.
Mayor Johnny DuPree says all citizens should take advantage of the program in finding ways to better their community.
"There are people who are in need for certain things and if you don't know where to go and how to go access those resources then it won't do you any good. The resources don't do us any good if we don't have people knowledgeable about how they can use them," said DuPree.
This week the city council approved funding to repair blue roofs left over from Hurricane Katrina and Mayor DuPree says other rebuilds are happening as well.