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At the June 5th City Council meeting, Mayor Gonzalez announced that the City of Chicago Heights was awarded $250,000 through the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program (APP) grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). This is the fourth grant the city received through the APP program totaling over $800,000 in funding to date. IHDA has awarded funds across Illinois to help spur community redevelopment through the elimination of blighted and abandoned properties. The City of Chicago Heights utilizes funds awarded under the APP program to secure and board-up abandoned buildings; as well as maintain abandoned properties and vacant lots.
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