If council members decide to give the non-profit agencies the land, it would be prayers answered for community members who came together Saturday in anticipation of the decision. Some improvements have already been made in Allendale. And those changes are paying off according to Jonathan Ashley, who lives in Allendale. "You got a lot of people that were scared of the neighborhood. Now that they got a friendship home everybody comes in, we gather around. We talk." Neighbors are also showing future tenants Allendale is not a bad place to live. Its actually become a place where people have started taking pride in their community. Thats why the Fuller center for housing and the Shreveport/Bossier community renewal have plans to build more new homes to continue to fuel the change.