Blight Elimination Grant Public Hearing Scheduled


Another public hearing for the Blight Elimination Grant will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. CT at Knox City Hall.

A list of homes included in the grant will be advertised, and a representative from the state will address questions or concerns. An inspection is be conducted in the homes proposed in the grant to determine what can and cannot be recycled from these homes.

Four or five homes were added to the list in case others aren’t accepted.

The City of Knox was the recipient of a $187,000 grant from the Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program. Eleven applicants in the division were awarded grants totaling $3.7 million.

The Blight Elimination Program provides an opportunity for local units of government to compete for money available to prevent avoidable foreclosures through the removal of blighted, vacant and abandoned homes.