MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- A local pastor and his non-profit received funding to help revitalized South City.
Bishop David A. Hall says Shelby County Commissioner Mickell Lowery sponsored a $250,000 community grant that supports Hall’s non-profit, Life Together.
It was approved when county commissioners passed the budget last month.
Bishop Hall, who pastors Temple Church of God in Christ, plans to use the money for programs and services out of the old Porter gym.
The City of Memphis is in the midst of redeveloping the area and converting Foote Homes into new mixed-income housing.
Hall says since he’s been a stakeholder in the community for decades, it’s only right to be a part of the community’s transition.
“As South City emerges and all of these new buildings come up and families move in, I think that our programs and services will make a more humane expression of what the city is and the commitment made to these people to make a better city, we’re here to serve,” said Hall.
Bishop Hall wants the City of Memphis to match county commission’s gift, and says he plans to have meetings with Mayor Jim Strickland.
Residents who were moved during the demolition of Foote Homes will be invited to move back into South City in late August.