LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Last year, a housing master plan funded by the Logansport City Council determined some staggering numbers. The city has a need for a minimum of 250 new housing units and up to as many as 400 in the coming years.
30 new homes will be going on city-owned lots scattered throughout Logansport, and about 20 homes will be built on city-owned land near the intersection of High Street and Yorktown Road.
Logansport will have another year to tear down more dilapidated houses through the state's Blight Elimination Program, according to a city official. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, or IHCDA, awarded Logansport $925,000 in 2014 to demolish 37 blighted houses.
The Blight Elimination Program is backed by the U.S. Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund started in 2010 to provide mortgage relief to homeowners affected by the 2008 recession. Thirty-four houses have been torn down in Logansport through the Blight Elimination Program so far, city Clerk-treasurer Stacy Cox said, with two more scheduled this year — 413 N. Cicott St. and 522 Fitch St.
A board helping Logansport battle blight opened on Friday 16 proposals including 35 offers for 26 empty lots that formerly dilapidated houses once stood on.
The structures were demolished through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority's Blight Elimination Program.
The Logansport Municipal Building Corp., which oversees the city's participation in the program and takes ownership of the properties that are demolished, offered 34 empty lots for sale last month.
The request for proposals issued regarding the properties called for a minimum purchase price on each property of the lesser of $3,000 or closing costs. It also called for proposals for single-, two- and multi-family housing or structural improvements or additions to existing structures.
A board helping Logansport eliminate blight is offering 34 formerly dilapidated residential lots for sale with hopes that new homes or additions to existing homes are built on them.
The city had the structures demolished after the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded Logansport $925,000 from its Blight Elimination Program in 2014.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) — Logansport officials are dealing with a setback in their efforts to redevelop a downtown building and add 70 housing units to the city.
The plan was to redevelop the Logan Square building at the corner of Third Street and East Broadway.
Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell announced Thursday the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Board denied a tax credit request for the project.
Kitchell said the tax credits would have also provided funding for the construction of 30 town houses on Yorktown Road and homes that were cleared as part of the city’s Blight Elimination Program.