Fund helps Ohio cities rebuild: razing blight speeds neighborhood healing (


Mike DeWine is Ohio’s attorney general.

The mortgage foreclosure crisis has affected many Ohio cities and towns, leaving behind the blight from desolate and deteriorating houses, which hinder their economic growth and recovery. To help affected communities, my office created a $75 million grant program to help pay for the demolition of run down and abandoned properties that are bringing down neighborhoods.

The Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program is funded through a state and federal settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage services over foreclosure abuses, fraud and …

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