Grant money awarded in Genesee County to eliminate blighted properties

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State Rep. Joseph Graves today announced that Genesee County will be receiving nearly $4 million as part of a statewide blight elimination project.

A total of 34 municipal, township and county entities statewide will share in $15 million in funding to help eliminate blight in their communities.

“Abandoned homes and properties throughout our communities are a detriment to our public safety and our property values,” said Graves, R-Argentine Township. “These grants will make room for new opportunities in Genesee County to improve the lives of local residents for years to come while keeping our communities safer.”

The Genesee County Land Bank will receive $3,713,240 for its blight elimination project, while the Genesee County Planning Commission will receive $182,960.

This funding comes from a March 2012 national settlement Michigan received over mortgage foreclosure practices.