Drug Court participants build homes for homeless
Jackson County program opens the door to home ownership
In the end, Jackson County officials and advocates for the homeless wiped away their own tears Monday after they presented a grateful family the keys to a new home.
The home had been donated to the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and rehabbed with $75,000 in county funds as part of a new program, Constructing Futures. It employs drug-court offenders to do the restoration.