Blight Elimination Program to Get UnderwayPosted: Updated:
State and local leaders will be in Indianapolis this morning to mark the start of the first demolition project in a $75 million statewide effort to tackle blight. The Office of Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann estimates the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program could help remove 4,000 vacant and abandoned homes. September 8, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Mayor Greg Ballard will join Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and other local leaders for the first demolition of a blighted property in Indy funded through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.
WHO: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
Mayor Greg Ballard
State Senator Jim Merritt
Jacob Sipe; Executive Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
John Franklin Hay; Executive Director Near East Area Renewal
WHEN: Monday, September 8, 2014
WHERE: Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
INFO: Indiana's Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program is a partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and the U.S. Treasury. The Blight Elimination Program allows IHCDA to provide funding to local units of government to eliminate blighted properties to make space for a variety of end uses on the newly cleared parcels, such as green space or redevelopment.