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More Communities Banning Plywood on Zombie Homes

Abandoned “zombie homes” are a problem in many communities, driving down property values, attracting crime, and often creating safety risks such as fire hazards. Communities battle zombie homes and related urban blight in a variety of ways, ranging from fast-track ...

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Blight Elimination Program Gets Underway in Indiana

The BEP has made about $75 million (approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury) available to the state of Indiana to eliminate blight by reducing foreclosures and stabilizing neighborhoods, and about $1.5 million of that money was allocated to East Chicago.

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Ohio Lawmakers Plan to Re-Introduce Foreclosure Expedition Bill

Ohio state lawmakers plan to re-introduce a bill that would expedite the foreclosure process on residential homes and reduce the amount of time properties sit vacant, according to Ohio State Representative Cheryl Grossman. The bill, known as Ohio HB 223, was originally introduced into the Ohio House by Grossman, a Republican (the bill's primary sponsor), and Representative Michael Curtin, a Democrat, in June 2013.

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