Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program
On March 12, 2012, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine settled with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, fraud, and unfair and deceptive mortgage practices. Ohioans will receive numerous benefits from the settlement including its share of $330 million in relief through loan modification, principle reduction, and interest rate refinancing programs. The Attorney General received directly $93 million to help with foreclosure prevention, assistance to individuals who have experienced foreclosure, and revitalizing neighborhoods by removing blighted properties. Subsequently, the Attorney General allocated a total of $75 million to all 88 counties in Ohio to demolish vacant, abandoned and blighted properties that detract from existing home values and create a toxic breeding ground for crime. One Lead Entity per County, acting in collaboration with all local governments and other interested organizations within each County, may apply for Moving Ohio Forward grant funds in efforts to reclaim neighborhoods by demolishing blighted structures.
Trumbull County has secured the required matching funds in the amount of $ 775,797, bringing our proposed program total to $2,051,594. This money will be used to help bring down blighted properties throughout Trumbull County. Below is a list of each community that pledged funding and where their blighted properties are located. Once a property has been demolished, the address of the property will be posted under the corresponding township and city and will then be made available for purchase through the Trumbull County Land Bank side lot program.
Township & City Demolitions