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State provides land bank $4.26 million to demolish vacant homes

Published: Fri, February 28, 2014 @ 10:54 a.m.

State provides land bank $4.26 million to demolish vacant homes


The Mahoning County Land Bank received $4,266,250 to demolish vacant homes in certain areas of the county.

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency announced the Neighborhood Initiative Program grant today. The money comes from $60 million the state received through the federal Hardest Hit Fund, originally intended to provide money to those losing their homes to foreclosure.

“This was a competitive process and we are pleased to receive a substantial grant,” said Daniel R. Yemma, county treasurer and chairman of the land bank’s board of directors. “We are grateful the OHFA recognized the need for demolition assistance in Mahoning County and the land bank’s ability to get things done.”

Most of the neighborhoods are in Youngstown including nearly the entire East Side, Crandall Park on the North Side, the Idora Neighborhood on the South Side, Cornersburg, Buckeye/Lansingville on the southeast side and portions of the West Side. Also on the list is most of Campbell, large portions of Struthers, northern Boardman and an eastern part of Austintown.

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1INTEL(63 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

that is great news.... with 4.2 million dollars they can bulldoze 3/4 of Youngstown and plant corn...

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2redeye1(5657 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Turn the land back to its natural state for the animals . That way you could get rid of the real animals who live there now.

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3IslandMike(764 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Just put razor wire around the entire city.

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4JoeFromHubbard(1803 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

See, Governor Kasich has some funds available for us after all.

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