Four houses were selected for renovations associated with the $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to the City of McPherson in 2016. The related projects varied depending on how South Central Kansas Economic Development (SCKEED) prioritized specific improvements on each property. Improvements included siding installation or new exterior painting, window and door installation, plumbing, electric, HVAC systems, roofing and gutters. Each home was transformed inside or outside, resulting in improved home value and neighborhood enhancement. The completed homes represent Phase I related to the original grant funds. Additional homes will be identified for Phase II with work being completed during 2017.