Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A western U.P. community is one of a dozen in Michigan highlighted in a plan to combat blight.
The communities are being assisted by $75 million in federal funding that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
The money will be used to demolish vacant unusable buildings.
Governor Rick Snyder says the plan, created by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and approved by its board, will help the City of Ironwood along with other communities across the state.
Mary Townley, director of home ownership with MSHDA, said the cities were chosen based upon percentage of vacant housing stock.