Habitat for Humanity brings "Rock the Block" for second year

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Over 100 volunteers will be energizing and beautifying Lansing's Baker Neighborhood with Habitat Capital Region July 8 through July 12.

The volunteers will be doing a variety of neighborhood revitalization projects and exterior home repairs in order to empower residents to revive their neighborhood, improve the safety and comfort of their homes and enhance their quality of life.

The 2019 Rock the Block Neighborhood Revitalization initiative is a collaboration among community partners to work in Lansing's Baker neighborhood.

Census data on the neighborhood reveals that the age of homes are nearly twice as old as the regional average, with the majority of homes having been built before 1940, and rate the poverty in the community to be at nearly 50%.

“The City of Lansing has been working with neighbors and partners for several years to improve Baker Neighborhood including the creation of a Neighborhood Gathering space at 538 Isbell, numerous neighborhood cleanups, home improvements, and community events. From 2017 to 2018 both victim and property crimes declined in the neighborhood by 33%,” said Andi Crawford, Director of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement with the City of Lansing.

Rock the Block will be returning to the Baker Neighborhood this all Sept. 9 to 13.

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