Lumberton to build new senior public housing development

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - Lumberton Mayor Miriam holder says construction of a new senior public housing development is expected to get under way in the very near future.

The 48-unit gated community will be located on Camp Avenue in the northwest part of the city. Funding for the 9.5 million dollar project is coming from the United States Department of Housing and development.  The new facility, called Azalea Gardens, will replace the Turnkey Old Folks Projects which have been torn down.

Holder says she has been informed the funding for project should be made available in the next two to three weeks and construction will then get under way. She says she expects it to take about four months to build the two story facility.

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