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(WBIR - North Knoxville) The Lonsdale community will be welcoming in some new first-time home owners in the near future thanks to the East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero helped break ground on the new development on Thursday.

The two homes will be 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom layouts located on Bishop Street, just down the road from the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

ETHDC is a non-profit organization that works to build homes for first-time, low-income home buyers.