Blighted Houses Coming Down

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Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be on-hand Tuesday as properties are demolished through a new program. The Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program provides funding to local communities to tear down unused structures that have become eyesores. September 15, 2014

News Release

GARY, Ind. - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will oversee the first demolition of a blighted property in Gary, Indiana, funded through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.

WHO: Sue Ellspermann; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana

Karen Freeman-Wilson; Mayor of Gary

Mildred Shannon; Councilwoman, District 1

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10:00 AM

WHERE: 832/836 Virginia Street, Gary

WHY: 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.

About The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority: The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), chaired by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, creates housing opportunity, generates and preserves assets and revitalizes neighborhoods by investing financial and technical resources in the development efforts of qualified partners throughout Indiana. IHCDA believes that growing Indiana’s economy starts at home. For more information, go to www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda

Source: Office of Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann