High Point House Raffled Off: $100 Ticket

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HIGH POINT, N.C.- If you're willing to take a gamble, the house at 226 Hobson Street  could be all yours.  A local foundation is raffling off the three bedroom home.

For nearly 60 years, Eula Dunbar has lived on High Point's Cedar Street, and in that time she's seen a change in her neighborhood. "This was a nice neighborhood but -- later on down through the years -- it got rough."

High Point Police have been patrolling the area and working to clean it up and the big problem they're seeing is drug dealing.

Patrick Harman is with a local foundation who is raffling off the house and said, "we've never done this before."

"Back in the day the Washington Street neighborhood was sort of the happening place; culturally, civic-ally, economically, an African-American community, and its been going on hard times, for quite a while couple decades now," said Harman.

Dunbar wants to use this house to help improve the neighborhood and said, "there's still work that needs to be done."

Whoever ends up winning the house will be responsible for paying future property taxes and utility bills.

Raffle tickets go on sale on Saturday and will cost $100 each. Tickets can be purchased Saturday, from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. at the home, located at 226 Hobson Street.

The drawing will be held July 29.

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