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Huntsville volunteers renovate home for National Community Development Week

April 5-9, the City's Community Development Department and other volunteers are fixing up one Huntsville resident's home.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Huntsville leaders got together Tuesday to kick off National Community Development Week.

April 5-9, the City's Community Development Department and other volunteers are fixing up the home of Huntsville resident Betty Logan.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said, "This is what community is about. This is about taking community and letting people step up and do something to help other people."

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This program is helping to develop neighborhoods and allows for low and moderate income families in Huntsville to live in decent housing.

Volunteers are replacing siding and renovating other parts of Logan’s home.

City of Huntsville Community Development Manager Scott Erwin says they get about $1.4 million a year in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to make projects like this happen.

Logan said, "I like what they've done, because the things that they've done I've wanted to get done. The whole group and everybody, I appreciate everything they've done for me."

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The City also offers after school mentoring and tutoring programs with community development funds.

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