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First new home to be built in Wellington Heights in 50 years

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It's been 50 years since a new home was built in the Cedar Rapids Wellington Heights neighborhood, but tonight that's changed.

The groundbreaking in the 18-block area of Wellington Heights brought city leaders and neighbors to support the Four Oaks TotalChild initiative.

In July the new homeowners Josh and Alyssa Hulme say they can wait to raise their son in the neighborhood.

"Some people have given us kind of weird looks saying 'oh you're building a house in wellington heights,' but we're so excited about it, we actually love the community here and there's a lot of kids out playing," said Alyssa.

Josh Hulme says he grew up in a similar environment in Kansas City, Missouri, and couldn't ask for a better neighborhood.

The Hulmes have been living in Wellington Heights for a couple years, but can't wait to move  to Fourth Avenue SE.

The TotalChild initiative hopes to provide long-term stable housing for children and families.

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