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State Taxpayers Are Putting Hurricane Floyd Victims Into New Housing

Posted August 24, 2001

— There is a new neighborhood going up in east Wilson. It is being built for people who lost their homes after Hurricane Floyd.

Taxpayers chipped in $340,000 to build the streets and put in the water and sewer lines of the 36-home Adventura East I and II communities. George and Mary Pender already have their lot picked out.

"It's something of your own that you can really enjoy. You don't have to worry about paying rent," George says.

"Even though it isn't built yet, the first thing I want to do is just walk into my house with my children, my family and my husband and just enjoy what the Lord has blessed us with," Mary says.

At least half of the 36 of the homes have to go to victims of Hurricane Floyd. Religious groups and the Wilson's non-profit Community Improvement Association are helping the future homeowners find their way through the paperwork.

The first house should be completed by May 2002.

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