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Richland buys homes for low income families

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The city of Richland is using grant money to help clean-up neighborhoods and remodel run-down homes.

It's all a part of the rehabilitation program. The goal is to improve the quality of life in Richland neighborhoods and help low income people who can not afford market rent.

The city just bought 2 houses and are in the process of remodeling them. One of the houses is located on Delafield Avenue and the other is on Goethal's Drive.

The city is looking for non-profits to apply for the houses and so far only 3 organizations have applied. "We just wanted to make a property ready for one of these other housing providers that does do this as a business and is good at doing it. So what we are doing is just cleaning up a house and getting it ready for them to operate and then we'll turn it over to them," said Joe Shiessel, Planning Redevelopment Manager. 

Shiessel says the houses were bought through a federal grant program.

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