Diversity commission tours sub-standard housing | News
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's Commission on
Unity, Diversity and Prosperity went on a bus tour Wednesday of sub-standard
housing throughout Columbus.
You can see video of that bus here,
driving through areas of town that may need their outreach.
The mayor recently re-tooled the
commission to take on issues of poverty and housing -- and Wednesday they surveyed
various neighborhoods throughout the city to determine what they need.
Commission chair Jane Nichols, president
and CEO at Goodwill, explains why it is important to physically get out and
visit these communities.
"In order to move a community and
truly change the face of the community you have to address all of those basic
needs, and housing is a basic need that we have," said Nichols. "We have
different levels of housing and if we start with our worst housing environment
and we begin to better that, it will propel the community to higher
After this excursion,
the commission will reflect on everything they have seen and then decide what
areas need their resources the most.
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