Neighbors First Program

Revitalize Mississippi and the Mississippi Secretary of State's office developed and implemented the Neighbors First program in late 2016.

Through that program, Revitalize Mississippi donates its demolition and clean-up services to the State to clean up state-owned property in residential neighborhoods. The properties are then sold to neighbors or neighborhood stakeholders at a reduced price. 

To learn more about the Neighbors First Program, click on this link, or click on one of the pictures below to view the completed projects.

DEMOLITIONS

Revitalize MS donates a free demolition and lot cleanup for a parcel with a dilapidated house. The new owner pays $120 to the Secretary of State for the vacant lot, then will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the property and payment of property taxes.

LOT CLEARINGS

Revitalize MS donates a free lot cleanup for an overgrown or trashed lot. The new owner pays $120 to the Secretary of State for the vacant lot, then will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the property and payment of property taxes.

HOUSES FOR REHAB

Revitalize MS donates a free lot cleanup for an overgrown parcel with a house that can be rehabbed. The new owner will pay $520 to the Secretary of State, then can rehab the house. The new owner will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the property and payment of property taxes but will own an affordable house with no mortgage or rent.