Macon organization renovates blighted home for Macon family

The Fuller Center for housing, a non-profit organization in Macon, held a ceremony to welcome the Gilbert family into their new home on Saturday. 

The homeowner, Ms. Gilbert, will be able to live in the home and pay a mortgage with no interest, according to Dianne Fuller, the executive director of the Fuller Center. 

"It makes the house affordable," Fuller mentioned. She added that it is exciting because so many people in the community live month to month. 

She says the blighted home was donated to the Fuller Center by Wells Fargo through the CUSP program, and their organization renovated it for the Gilbert family.

Community members are able to be considered for homeownership through an application process provided by the Fuller Center. 

Fuller says a volunteer selection committee goes through the applications, which then go to the board, and the process takes about six months to complete.

The homeowner's mother, Phyllis Colbert, says she's been through a lot over the years, and deserves to have the home. 

"She worked so hard and tried to raise her son the best way she could as a single parent," Colbert said emotionally. 

If you would like to contact the Fuller Center for Housing, you can reach the office at (478) 845-8087. 

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