Sixteen houses that were built as a result of a HOPE VI grant to the Meridian Housing Authority are being sold to qualified buyers.
Eight of these houses are already under contract. Eight are still available.
Real estate agent Jerome Kittrell said the houses ordinarily would be valued at $120,000, but are being sold for $70,000. It's part of a program to help lower income families be able to buy their own home.
Kittrell said there is also assistance available to secure a down payment.
"If your income is between about $15,000 and $38,000, you should qualify for one of these or both of these grants," said Kittrell. "It will allow you to move into a brand new home in a revitalized area with brand new sidewalks, street lights, parks, a community center. They can move into this home for between $400 and $500 a month with the grant monies available."
The houses are part of Carousel Place, which also has public housing rental properties.
Kittrell said most of the houses should be completed by the end of July.
Potential buyers may contact him at Winstead Realty, 601-483-4563.