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Merrillville Plans to Fight Blight

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In Merrillville, a committee has been formed to curb blight and address the issue of vacant and abandoned homes. The town is working on putting together a list of such properties for possible acquisition. According to the Times today, the town in considering a plan to make whatever repairs are necessary to the homes, then put them up for sale, giving disabled veterans the first opportunity at buying them. Link to Times: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville/merrillville-plans-property-acquisitions-to-curb-urban-blight/article_2ac79c6f-4d3b-54ac-bfd9-bd577954d510.html


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