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$36.5 million spent to demolish, rehab homes in Genesee County

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(01/25/13) - The Neighborhood Stabilization Program has made it possible to demolish hundreds of blighted homes, and rehabilitate dozens of others.

Friday, we learned more about the impact the program is having in Mid-Michigan.

"The Neighborhood Stabilization Program has been a major success, it's been one bright spot in a very difficult housing market," said Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.

Friday afternoon, city of Flint and county leaders gathered to highlight the impact of NSP dollars.

Over three years, a total of $36.5 million has been spent county-wide to demolish and rehab homes.

"It's put people back to work, put people in better neighborhoods and houses, and that's really a benefit for all of us," Walling said.

Now there are 1,400 fewer blighted homes across the county, and new homes are slowly going up on vacant lots and being sold at a bargain price.

Though the work through NSP is winding down, leaders are actively looking for funding to continue the process.

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