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Organization revitalizes houses in west Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Signs of new life and new development can been seen on E.D. Nixon Avenue in Montgomery.

Residents, non-profit groups and the city are working to rebuild and revitalize blighted houses on the west side.

Wanda Worthy is walking through her new home. She's a nurse, but has been on a disability because of physical challenges.

"It's been a dream, Worthy said. "I was on a quest."

Worthy says it's been a long journey to home ownership. The selling price for her new house is $45,000.

The home is now immaculate compared to what it was. It's a total transformation, all thanks to the All Collaborating to Serve Community Development Corporation.

"The only thing that's original here are the bricks," said Robert Wagstaff, ACTS CDC chairman. "We gutted and refurbished the house entirely."

"So at that point, I fell in the love with the house," Worthy said.

Partners and donors in the community gave to ACTS CDC. The city of Montgomery was the biggest contributor.

"We gave them about $112,000 that went into the rehabilitation," said Montgomery City Planning Director Robert Smith.

ACTS CDC Leaders are hoping to expand the revitalization to the home next door and several homes on the same street.

Worthy plans to move in by Monday.

If you would like to give to this organization, to help revitalize homes on the west side, contact ACTS CDC at 600 South Court Street, Suite 215, Montgomery, AL 36104.

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