(GDN) — More help for those recovering from addiction in Wayne County.
The County of Wayne and City of Goldsboro donated 807 Nile Street to Hope Restorations in 2021.
Hope Restorations has received a grant and will work with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to renovate the property.
Chris Jenkins, Executive Director of Hope Restorations, says the goal is to change one life at a time by helping participants realize they have worth.
Kinston-based Hope Restorations is a non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism statewide through paid employment, training and other supports for adults recovering from addiction or incarceration.
Participants in the program will work restore the dilapidated home.
Jenkins says, once revamped, the home will become affordable housing.
Octavius Murphy, Assistant to the Goldsboro City Manager, says this was a win for the city.
Murphy says tearing down and rebuilding did not make sense because the property does not meet the setback requirements of today.
The Nile Street home is Hope Restorations’ first renovation in Wayne County.
Jenkins hopes to have the house rehabilitated within six to seven months.
You can learn more about the initiative at HopeRestorationsNC.org.