Press Release for RHS Press Conference, Demolitions, and Community Meeting

Rosemont Human Services and Rosemont M.B. Church
3930 Officer Thomas Catchings Dr.

For Immediate Release:  Monday, November 13, 2017

Contact:  Stacey Donaldson   
(601) 951-7580

***MEDIA ADVISORY: Rosemont Human Services, Inc., a Mississippi nonprofit corporation, to hold press conference and community meeting in conjunction with demolition of two blighted neighborhood houses at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017.***

Rosemont Human Services will hold a press conference announcing the formation of a Community Land Trust, prior to the demolition of two dilapidated houses in the community. 

The demolitions, donated by Revitalize Mississippi, will take place at 102 Lindsey Dr. and 4301 Officer Thomas Catchings Dr., directly across from Lake Elementary School. 

After the demolitions, RHS will host a community meeting to discuss how the Rosemont Community Land Trust will work to revitalize the neighborhood and provide newly remodeled affordable housing to the community. 

Lunch will be provided for free during the meeting to anyone who would like to attend. 

All media outlets are invited to attend.

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have swept the country as tools for neighborhood revitalization due to their fair and resilient approach to neighborhood development. CLTs act as community-owned and community-operated stewards of the land. CLTs preserve affordability perpetually while helping CLT homeowners build wealth in a stable home environment. 

Rosemont plans to develop the Rosemont CLT throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Rosemont M.B. Church. While the Rosemont CLT is in its startup phase, Revitalize Mississippi, Inc., a Mississippi nonprofit corporation, will donate its lot cleanup and demolition services to Rosemont to assist the community in eliminating blight in the area.