Media > Videos > Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program

Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program

Announced by Ohio Attorney general Mike DeWine in February 2012, the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year. While an exact total of abandoned homes is not available, conservative estimates place the number of vacant and abandoned properties in Ohio in need of immediate demolition at 100,000.

The Ohio Attorney General's office made $75 million from the settlement available statewide for Moving Ohio Forward demolition grants. In the Mahoning Valley, where DeWine attended the demolition today, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties received their full grant allocations of $1,531,680 and $1,275,797, respectively.