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Rehabilitation grants available for auction homes

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DETROIT (AP) -- Homes eligible for $25,000 in forgivable rehabilitation grants are going on sale in a west side Detroit neighborhood.
 
An online auction by the city's Land Bank Authority begins Thursday for eight houses in the Marygrove area.
 
Winning bidders who complete a qualification process are eligible for the assistance to repair any home that is bought through the Land Bank website. The grants will be forgiven at 20 percent each year -- for up to five years -- the buyer continues to live in the home.
 
Talmer Bank is committing $1 million to the Marygrove renovation project. The grants cannot be used to buy homes.
 
Bids start at $1,000 for the first house being auctioned.
 
The auction is part of Detroit's efforts to eradicate blight and stabilize neighborhoods.



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