Today the City of Thomasville joined hands with other area organizations for a block party in honor of the Neighborhood Improvement Project.
The project offers residents who want to own a home, helpful resources like credit and debt counseling.
It also shows current homeowners, many of whom live in historic houses, ways to restore or rehabilitate their home.
"We want to get the neighborhood cleaned up we want to encourage people to come out and put in for jobs we also have new hire solutions here so we encourage them to try and help them come out and get some type of employment so they can get those homes that a lot of people desire to have," said Thomasville Police officer Dominic Ford.
Many organizations were a part of the block party on Saturday. America's Second Harvest of South Georgia donated food. The Boys and Girl's Club was on hand to help parents sign their kids up for safe after school programs.
Residents also got the chance to learn about courses and the GED program at Southwest Georgia Technical College.
They also got the chance to register to vote.