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Florida County Set to Fill Up Empty Foreclosure Homes

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By : Leticia Carvalho    99 or more times read
Florida, also swept under the same financial crisis wave that is rolling across the country, had to deal with several foreclosed homes in most of its counties. Florida foreclosures continue to be on the rise that state officials need to develop plans and programs on how to deal with this real estate crisis.

The officials on one particular county have made headways in this regard. Manatee County have started finalization plans in trying the use the $5.3 million federal housing rescue package to deal with empty homes in their county.

Officials developed a program that would rehabilitate or replace foreclosed properties in most affected communities and neighborhoods. Part of this program is to identify and assist low-income buyers and their families to acquire these restructured homes. The officials made it clear, however, that no money from this fund will be allocated for homes still in the process of foreclosure or those with delinquent mortgage payments.

Unluckily for these people, they remain in danger of losing their homes,

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program which formed this housing rescue package. From the overall fund of $3.92 billion, $541 was allocated for Florida foreclosures.

The fund is particularly aimed for the restructuring and rehabilitation of these properties by state and local government officials. Identified amounts were distributed per county depending on the number of foreclosure cases and empty homes.

With only a small portion allocated per county, it would be enough to buy up to 95% of a home’s current market value. This may translate to the total demolition and restructuring of around 50 homes, and the buying and redeveloping of 25 more foreclosed homes. Aimed for new occupancy, these homes will help quite a few residents and families get a home on their own at very affordable rates.
Leticia Carvalho has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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