Revitalizing one of Tampa's poorest neighborhoods

Tampa, Florida -- The first "For Sale" sign went up at one of eleven homes the city of Tampa has built in the Sulphur Springs area.

It's part of the Nehemiah Project, an ambitious program to tear down abandoned structures and replace them with new homes attractive to families.

The first home ready to buy is for sale at $85,000.

The Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn believes these homes are the start of revitalizing a neighborhood so many families love.

"What really matters in neighborhoods like this, is planting the seeds not only of hope, but more importantly planning the roots of home ownership. When people buy a house, they're invested. When people own property, this becomes a place they're going to take care of," says Mayor Buckhorn.

All of the homes will be for sale by July.

If you'd like to see the designs of the homes or want to check if you could qualify to be the next potential owner, just visit


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