Indianapolis to hold meetings on blight elimination program

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The City of Indianapolis is planning two meetings to invite public feedback on a proposed list of structures scheduled to be demolished using $6.39 million from the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.

Residents will have the chance to voice support for properties on the list and those with concerns to offer reuse plans for a specific property for consideration.

The list of proposed properties identified for demolition can be found here.

WHO: Department of Metropolitan Development Deputy Director Jeff Roeder

WHERE: The Hall (Old City Hall)

202 N. Alabama St.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

About the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program

The Blight Elimination Program funds will be drawn from the $221.7 million Hardest Hit Fund money allocated to Indiana. In February 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved the use of $75 million of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Funds by Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) for successful Blight Elimination Program applicants. The partnership between IHCDA and Treasury allows IHCDA to provide funding to local units of government to eliminate blighted properties and offer a variety of end uses for the newly cleared parcels, such as redevelopment, future development, or green space. Marion County was granted $6.39 million.