The Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition has leased a county-owned building in Century.
Healthy Start will pay just $1 per year for a three year lease for the property, a former post office, at 511 Church Street, adjacent to the Health and Hope Clinic. The three year lease is followed by two optional two year terms. The building has been empty for a number of years.
“We had this building, an unused resource, just sitting there, and now we’ve found a way to put it to good use for the people,” Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry said.
Healthy Start will use the facility for administrative offices for its program to promote and protect the health and well being of all pregnant women and their infants in Escambia County.
Under the lease, Healthy Start will be responsible for the routine maintenance, grounds keeping expenses and all utilities.