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.