Thursday, December 10, 2015

Governor Bryant Attends Hudson Place Opening in Louisville

Harold Hudson w dignitaries at
Hudson Place Dedication
Tragedy often brings opportunity. The path of the April, 2014 tornado destroyed many homes across Winston County but was the catalyst  for the construction of Hudson Place in Louisville. On Thursday, December 10, a ribbon cutting  was held as the 35 home subdivision became a reality.

Governor Phil Bryant and other dignitaries were present to mark the occasion. Constructed and managed by the Hughes Companies, the project is supported by Mississippi Home Corporation through tax credits. Rent paid by tenants can be converted into equity in the home to promote home ownership. Storm victims who qualified were given first priority in available homes.

Chris Hughes of Hughes Companies thanked those in attendance
Chris Hughes w Hughes Companies
including Governor Bryant, Mayor Will Hill and Harold Hudson, a longtime Louisville resident and educator who sold the property for the construction project.

David Payne of Regions Bank, the construction lender of the project complimented Hughes  and the construction team and noted that there were many groups and individuals working together to make this project a reality in a short time so that 35 families could be in a new home for Christmas.

Scott Spivey with Ms Home Corp noted that MHC would continue to be involved with the project for the next 15 years as it provides the opportunity for people to become home owners and provide stability to their families and the community.

Mayor Will Hill noted that Louisville and Winston County had
Mayor Hill introduces Governor Bryant
come a long way and would continue to push to make this a better community. "This is quality housing- second to none in our community."

Hill thanked the Governor and Chris Hughes and recognized that the project was named after Harold Hudson. "Mr Hudson deserves to be celebrated and honored. His influence and dedication to this community is unprecedented."

Governor Phil Bryant congratulated the residents - "You're home and we are excited for you."

Bryant noted the time of year and referenced his favorite movie - It's a Wonderful Life. The movie's main character, George Bailey, worked to build affordable housing - "exactly what we are doing here today." Bryant thanked those involved as "we stand here today celebrating this Christmas and these American dreams."

Before the ribbon cutting event, Harold Hudson took the microphone and thanked the crowd. "this property was nothing but hills and hollows when Hughes came to me. I want to thank the Hughes Company and the people of Winston County - they have done so much for me."

After the ribbon cutting, a model home was available to view. More photos of the event and homes are available on our photos page- click here.