Partnership Program Leads to Ribbon-cutting for New Home

MIMS, Florida — A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday marks completion and celebration of a new home for a Mims resident, courtesy of a project funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program.

The 10 a.m. event will be held at a residence at 2602 Mitchell Avenue that was rebuilt through the program, which is designed to create affordable homes for low-income households. The home replaces a structure originally built in 1959, and its new occupant is related to the original homeowner, accordnig to Brevard County’s Housing & Human Services Department.

The 1,500 square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath house was built at a cost of $86,200. The homeowner applied for home replacement through the program in December 2008. It was approved in 2010.