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Affordable housing gets foothold despite economic challenges


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Next to a group of homes built 10 years ago on Whitney Avenue in Frayser, two more new homes are now ready for owners.

"This is a work in progress. It's working and we are making progress," Frayser Community Development Corporation president Steve Lockwood said of the construction.

Work is ready to begin on eight additional homes in the same area of Whitney and Woodlawn Terrace. The construction is a collaboration of the Frayser CDC, United Housing and the city, which put up $470,000 in Housing and Community Development funding.

With the money from the sales, Lockwoo...

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