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Flint nearing end of major blight-elimination program

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

Flint is nearing the end of a major blight-elimination program and additional demolitions are planned this month as part of the effort.

The city says Friday that officials are wrapping up a roughly 2-year effort to significantly reduce blight in Flint, the largest-ever such initiative in the city.

The Genesee County Land Bank is on track to demolish 1,766 blighted houses under $22.7 million in funding from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. So far, 1,682 foreclosed and dilapidated structures have been demolished since October 2013.

MSHDA first awarded $20.1 million in federal aid for the work an additional $2.6 million was later awarded to focus on blight elimination in the Civic Park Neighborhood. Federal money to support blight elimination has gone to several Michigan cities in recent years.

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