IN THE NEWS: 44th new home dedicated in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood

(The Shreveport Times) Cynthia Adams cut the ribbon Saturday to her brand-new, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house on Alston Street in a section of the struggling Shreveport neighborhood that’s being revitalized in large part due to the efforts of The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana. "It’s a blessing more than you can ever understand," said Adams, a counselor at the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, who has roots in Allendale. She stood with one of her daughters, Zoe Madison Coleman, 6, in front of a couple dozen people who’d gathered to celebrate a new chapter in the life of a family who’d at one point been homeless. The one-story dwelling, sponsored by First United Methodist Church and constructed on a formerly-abandoned lot donated by Mrs. Weyman Oden, is the 44th house built in Allendale by The Fuller Center, and the 52nd erected by the organization in the Shreveport-Bossier conurbation. The home — decked out with furniture, appliances and artwork — was partially outfitted by the Renesting Project. Click here to read the complete article in The Shreveport Times.

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