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04/16/2019

Lee Gardens Center Open House

ROXBORO April 16, 2019 -- The public is invited to an open house and re-dedication event for Lee Gardens Community Center, 808 Lyle Street, Roxboro, on Tues., Apr. 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. The facility is one of three centers Roxboro Housing Authority (RHA) plans to renovate.

Wall repairs featuring a two-tone painting scheme with new bead board and chair molding, new laminate flooring, major ceiling repairs and bathroom repairs and upgrades encompassed the center’s extensive renovation effort.

“In recent years Lee Gardens Community Center was not well maintained and went underutilized,” said Felts Lewis, executive director. “It was time to make physical and programmatic changes here that will make a profound difference for the entire community.”

The 2,800 square-foot, single-story brick exterior community building has open meeting space that can accommodate over 50 people. It has a five-workstation computer lab with internet access, a copier and printer. A projector and screen are also available.

Public housing residents will meet weekly in the center for ongoing Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) and Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) programs. The FSS and ROSS Coordinators will offer educational, employment, financial and housing stability information and assistance. Community partners assist with programming.

The center is also available for rent to individuals, non-profits and community groups; $150 for a half-day rental and $250 for the entire day up to 9 p.m. For more information, call (336) 599-8616.

This is the first of several re-dedication events in 2019 to celebrate 50 years of public housing in Person Co. Weatherly Heights Community Center renovations on Cleveland Ln. started April 11, 2019. Harris Gardens Community Room upgrades at Mt. Bethel Church St. start in June 2019. The Administrative Office upfit starts in Sept. 2019.

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