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Effort underway to improve Cedar Rapid's neighborhood

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Several organizations are teaming up to improve a Cedar Rapid's neighborhood with a long-time reputation for crime.

Demolition is underway for an apartment building on Bever Avenue. This building has had 182 documented police calls over the last 24 months. Knocking down the building is one of the first steps for the TotalChild: Wellington Heights Initiative.

Four Oaks and Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) is working to rebuild the homes in this neighborhood and foster a safer community.

To date, the AHNI has purchased more than 20 single and multi-family homes in Wellington Heights.  Two will be demolished and rebuilt and all others will be rehabbed or renovated.

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