Helping hands moving Cherry Tree Crossing residents

Extra hands spent Saturday grabbing boxes at Cherry Tree Crossing, a housing project on the city's chopping block next month.

The Augusta Housing Authority plans on building a new, mixed income housing complex, meaning 368 residents and their families need to pack up.But members of the community out helping said it was more than heavy lifting; it was making sure those people displaced know where to go.

Officials said they could be placed all over Augusta, but it will depend on what options apply to them in regards to section eight housing. Officials also said those people will have options, such as public housing or section eight housing.

The new complex will be built using $50 million to $60 million of tax credits.

Some residents said it will be a new beginning, while others said they'll miss the only home they've ever known.