(GARY) - The city of Gary may be able to demolish twice the number of abandoned homes, using $6.6 million in federal grant money.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson told those at a "Strong Cities, Strong Communities" open house at the Genesis Center that they believe they could knock down 379 houses with the Hardest Hit Fund grant from the U.S. Treasury Department..
Nearly 800 houses could be now torn down over the next 18 months, out of an estimated 10,000 vacant houses suitable for demolition.
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