Cleveland Heights City Council approved the sale of two more homes renovated through a federal grant at Monday's regular meeting.
The City of Cleveland Heights has rehabilitated 12 homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which grants money to local governments to buy abandoned, vacant and foreclosed homes, repair them and turn them around for sale. The dollars also can be used to demolish homes that can't be saved.
The home at 950 Dresden Road will be sold for $65,000 and as required by the government, the owners will receive $5,000 down payment assistance. The other property at 1035 Helmsdale Road will be sold for $96,000 and the buyers will also receive $5,000 down payment assistance.
With the sale of these two homes, the city has now sold nine of the 12 NSP houses, said Councilman Dennis Wilcox, calling the specific sales "very successful."
"These two particular homes involve two Cleveland Heights renters that are in the medical field that are now able to purchase homes in Cleveland Heights," Wilcox said.
City Council also declared two properties to be a public nuisance and will demolish the homes at 3212 Sycamore Road and 3221-3223 Sycamore Road. It will cost more than $26,000 to raze both properties, which each had 50 to 80 violations that the owners failed to correct.