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Grant funding on the horizon for zombie properties in Auburn

As one of 48 New York municipalities to receive state grant funding to tackle "zombie homes" or vacant properties, Auburn is planning on creating more affordable housing.

At Thursday's city council meeting, Jennifer Haines, Auburn's director of planning and economic development, announced that the city will receive $142,500 through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation over two years. The grant will be used to put pressure on banks and mortgage companies that own Auburn properties to comply with city code and properly maintain their properties.

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