By: Jillian Wilson
The Rock Island Housing Authority got the green light to tear down some rundown public housing.
Kym Manas has lived in the Manor Homes complex for 8 years.
Now her building will be demolished to make room for a new project.
"Yes, moving is a hassle, but I know the good that's going to go into it," says Kym Manas.
The building Kym Manas lives in is sixty years old.
Kym says a little TLC is just what her neighborhood needs.
"That's the key for people to be able to afford good housing and make you feel good on the inside," says Manas.
Federal funds will go towards knocking down the Manor Homes building on 26th avenue and 9th street.
Then build a whole new complex with street lights, sidewalks, and 55 brand new duplexes for rent.
"It's great for the community because we are taking down an old, obsolete public housing and we're providing the people that live there multiple choices and opportunities to do something different," says Gail Brooks, Public Relations, RIHA.
The city's housing authority is trying to make the transition as smooth as possible.
So folks like Kym will get money and support in moving.
"That's the best part, just being in a position to provide somebody with an opportunity to make real choices in their life and to see somebody like Kym seize that opportunity that makes it all worthwhile," says Brooks.
A date for the demolition isn't set in stone.