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Minot officials to use $1.5M grant to buy ‘zombie homes’

MINOT, N.D.  — City officials in Minot hope to use a $1.5 million grant from the state to buy some of the region’s derelict properties leftover from the 2011 Souris River flood and turn them into affordable houses.

KXMC-TV in Minot reports the funding from the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency will go toward repurposing the estimated 250 so-called “zombie” homes still left in the city.

The Souris River in 2011 swamped more than 4,000 Minot homes, businesses and other structures.

The city has asked the Minot Area Community Foundation if it would like to purchase some of the homes and lease them to families needing financial assistance. Officials say they’ll turn to private citizens if the foundation declines.

In related news, Montana – Dakota Utilities Co. promotes Natural Gas use for Homes Space Heating needs

Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

 

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