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Activists Hope To Raze Vacant Homes With Foreclosure Fund

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If Sen. Portman’s bill doesn’t move, it may be up to Gov. John Kasich to decide if the money in the Hardest Hit Fund can be diverted from assistance to delinquent homeowners to tearing down abandoned properties, and if so, how much.
7:31AM
June 25, 2013

A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis who want to use it for something else.

County Hopes To Raze Vacant House Problem

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A "vacant" sign identifies one of the thousands of abandoned houses in Central Ohio.
6:28AM
July
23, 2012

The Franklin County Land Bank has received an $8.2 million grant to help buy and tear down or refurbish nuisance properties. But administrators still aren’t sure when work will begin.

Ohioans Face Looming Deadline For “Demolition Grants”

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A "vacant" sign identifies one of the thousands of abandoned houses in Central Ohio.
7:45AM
June
29, 2012

Ohio communities with blighted neighborhoods have until Monday to apply for grants to fund the demolition of vacant, abandoned properties.