Michigan gets $74M to fight blight - WNEM TV 5

Michigan gets $74M to fight blight

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The federal government approved the Michigan $74 million plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and eliminate blight.

Nearly $14 million of that money will go to Flint to help tear down run-down homes and buildings.

Mayor Karen Weaver said it will be a huge help in the overall recovery to Flint.

"We were really, really excited about it because we have such blight issues that we wanted to address so we should be looking at where we need to make things happen," Weaver said.

Detroit will get the majority of those blight funds, with just under $42 million.

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