Organization given $12M to rid of foreclosed houses in Flint - WNEM TV 5

Organization given $12M to rid of foreclosed houses in Flint

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A government organization that manages foreclosed properties in Genesee County has been awarded $12 million to demolish publicly owned houses in Flint.

The money given by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will go toward the Genesee County Land Bank's effort to eliminate neighborhood blight in Flint.

The funds come from a U.S. Department of the Treasury grant called the Hardest Hit Fund, which was established in 2010 to fund foreclosure relief programs across the nation after the housing crisis.

Flint will receive more than $34 million in grants to demolish about 2,700 houses in the area. The additional funding will allow the organization to demolish approximately 900 more publicly owned houses.

The process to eliminate these homes is already underway, starting with inspections and utility cuts.

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