Harrison Township’s efforts to eliminate blighted properties received a $500,000 boost from the state today (August 15), according to Senator Randy Vulakovich.
The township will use the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to raze several dangerous buildings throughout the township and redevelop the properties for future reuse.
“In a perfect world, this grant would not be needed. We know that most property owners and most residents are responsible people who care about the conditions in their neighborhoods,” Senator Vulakovich said. “But, we also recognize that there are some disreputable properties out there that need our attention. Just as a few bad apples will spoil a barrel, it only takes a few blighted properties to destroy the fabric of a neighborhood. This funding will help Harrison Township eliminate these unsafe eyesores.”
Contact: Melissa Girty (412) 487-6600