“We’re trying to flip the pancake.”
It’s a phrase Andy Frame, executive director of Revitalize Mississippi, has borrowed from the non-profit’s founder, Jim Johnston.
Frame explains, “There’s a negative perception of the city of Jackson because there are so many houses and properties that have been vacant and abandoned for years. If a house burns down and it isn’t cleaned up right away, then the houses around it are abandoned pretty quickly. It spreads like a cancer; it’s contagious.”