Ohio will get millions more to fight blight and foreclosures (Plain Dealer)

By Stephen Koff, Plain Dealer

WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department announced Friday that Ohio will get another $96.6 million to bulldoze decrepit houses and fight housing blight.

The state can apply for even more – up to $250 million – from Treasury. Money for the program, called the Hardest Hit Fund, will come from $2 billion in taxpayer funds approved by Congress in late December. That’s on top of the program’s initial $7.6 billion.

This will allow continuation of a program that has helped Ohio, Michigan, California and other states hit hard by last decade’s foreclosure crisis.

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