ANDERSON – Although the federally funded blight elimination program is scheduled to conclude at the end of the year, the city of Anderson will receive funding in 2020.
Local resident Joe Carney asked during Thursday’s meeting of the City Council if the city was adding $100,000 to the budget for blight elimination.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — City participation in a federally-funded program to eliminate the problem of vacant and abandoned homes will end in December. But the Evansville Land Bank, another effort in the battle against urban blight, will continue.
Beginning in 2014, the city's Blight Elimination Program received $2.3 million in federal money distributed by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. The money originated from the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) during the 2008 financial crisis.