The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its Nov. 19 regular meeting to approve a resolution amending the action plans for the county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which has seen the acquisition and redevelopment of more than 300 homes made available to low-income buyers in the county over the past decade.
The change means the NSP can pursue the demolition of blighted structures as well as the redevelopment of demolished or vacant properties. Officials stated that changes in the housing market have made it much more difficult to acquire foreclosed homes than in past years. In a separate action, the commissioners approved a $78,167.14 contract for the rehabilitation of a Stockbridge home which is the first house purchased by the NSF since 2015.
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