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State provides grants to demolish abandoned homes


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Several suburban communities are getting help eliminating abandoned homes.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced Wednesday it is providing $4.3 million in grants to help get rid of 124 properties the Chicago area, including Aurora, Chicago Heights, Joliet, Park Forest and Round Lake Beach.

Under the Blight Reduction Program, cities work with not-for-profit groups to identify abandoned properties to be demolished…Please click here to read Alicia Fabbre’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.  IHDA’s press release is here.

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