blighted property

Nearly 15-thousand blighted properties around Ohio have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures.

The city of Columbus has adopted a new one thousand dollar per day fine to try and deter residential and commercial building owners from allowing their properties to become a public nuisance.

In July of 2010, the City of Columbus received one-million dollars from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program to demolish and rehabilitate vacant and abandoned homes. Columbus Housing Administrator Rita Parise says that money has now been spent.