Lansing is among 11 Michigan cities that will benefit from $75 million in federal funding designed to fight blight by cleaning up dilapidated and empty buildings. Other cities included in work plans created by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority include Detroit, Ecorse, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Inkster and River Rouge in Wayne County, as well as Adrian, Ironwood, Jackson, Muskegon Heights and Port Huron.
According to excerpts from the article:
"MSHDA will meet with city officials this month to discuss how they will submit plans to remove blight, choose the areas of the city that will receive the work, consider costs and set a timeline.
"The money is from $498 million the state was allocated in 2010 as part of the 'Hardest Hit' program, designed to help homeowners in states that suffered the most from the housing crisis."
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