A ribbon-cutting was held today marking the renovation of a single-family home for low to moderate income residents at 76 Simons St. in Charleston. It is the first of 10 properties that will be refurbished in the area.

New Israel Reformed Episcopal Church, in association with PASTORS, Inc. and with financing by the City of Charleston, has completed the renovation of the single family house.

Built to Energy Star standards, this newly rehabilitated home is the first to be completed in a vision to re-develop ten properties owned by and surrounding New Israel in the Simons/Romney Street corridor, the city said in a news release.

The formerly vacant house will remain restricted as affordable housing for low to moderate income residents earning sixty percent and below of the Area Median Income level.