Springfield Apartment Back Up After Fire

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Tallahassee, Florida--

A public housing unit is rebuilt and ready for move in, after it burned down last March.

With a little help from the community, the Tallahassee Housing Authority bounced back from the catastrophe by building a replacement unit.

Not only is the home energy efficient and modernly equipped, but it's also the first on-site replacement unit since 1970.

Monday the Tallahassee Housing Authority cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening,and welcomed the families to their new home.

Lisa Jackson is the Chair of the Tallahassee Housing Authority. Jackson said, "The community here really came together for those two families."

Miranda Sam is moving into the new house. She said, "I'm very excited... very, very excited. I feel blessed and fortunate because they could have picked anybody, and they picked me."

Sam was a Hurricane Katrina victim, and after having to leave New Orleans on short notice she says she is happy to call Tallahassee home.

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