Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that grant funds for the demolition of abandoned houses through the Moving Ohio Forward Program are now available for approved grant recipients. The program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year. The program requires that a lead entity, such as a land bank or local government, apply for the funds on behalf of each county in Ohio.
DeWine says funds are available to 27 counties, including:
• Highland County - $292,931
• Adams County - $121,607
• Brown County - $328,464
• Clinton County - $288,752
More information is available online at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/MovingOhioForward.