Habitat for Humanity renovates ‘zombie homes’ in Rochester

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Flower City Habitat for Humanity is taking control of zombie homes in Rochester.

Thursday, the organization unveiled their latest renovation in their pilot vacant and abandoned housing initiative on Parsells Avenue.

These “zombie homes” account for more than $11 million in property value losses in Monroe County and the City of Rochester.

Friday’s dedication ceremony represents the transformation of a house built with the help of sponsors, volunteers and the homebuyer into a home that will be purchased by Rene Hagins.

Flower City Habitat is now in the process of selecting five additional zombie homes, slated to be renovated by the end of 2019.

This will bring the organization’s total zombie home transformations to ten in just two years.

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