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Can the RACW help me demolish a blighted property and is there a cost to me?
Demolition funding is available for razing residential and commercial properties. Submission of an application and match component does not guarantee funding of the project. Projects are selected on a competitive basis and subject to available funding. Sheds, barns, garages, and other non-residential structures are not eligible, unless part of a residential site being cleared. Detached garages and mobile homes are not eligible.

There is a cash match requirement to the property owners based on the following policy: Single-family residential in communities larger than 5,000 persons requires a $3,000 match; Single-family residential in communities smaller than 5,000 persons requires a $1,000 match; Multi-family residential, multi-structure and/or commercial properties in all communities requires a 50% minimum match requirement and reuse of the property must fit within local zoning ordinance, county comprehensive plan or redevelopment efforts; Municipal-owned/court-ordered residential properties require a $500 match and revitalization criteria must be met or exceeded; and special projects will be given consideration based on revitalization criteria of reinvestment, job creation, and overall economic impact.

RACW - Community Revitalization

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1. Can the RACW help me demolish a blighted property and is there a cost to me?
2. Will I still own my property after it is demolished?
3. Does the RACW offer a rehab program for home repairs?
4. Can my RACW rehab loan be reviewed?
5. I am a private developer. How can the RACW help me develop my property?
6. Does the RACW accept donated properties?
7. Who are eligible funding recipients for countywide demolition funds?
8. What types of structures are eligible to receive countywide demolition funds?
9. Does my project qualify for demolition and will it be funded?
10. What costs are covered by countywide demolition funds?
11. Is there a restriction on post-demolition use of the cleared site?
12. What is the timeline for demolishing a structure?
13. Does the RACW have the property owner's permission to demolish the property?
14. Why does the RACW need the property owner to sign a "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and complete a "Demolition Application" form?
15. What if I refuse to sign the "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and/or Demolition Application?
16. Will a lien be placed on my property?
17. Will the RACW remove my personal items before the structure is demolished?
18. Do I still need to mow the lawn? Do I still have to pay property taxes?
19. What if I have a blighted property and I do not want to wait to file an application with the RACW?
20. I am a demolition contractor. How can I be added to the RACW contractor listing for upcoming demolition bids?