City donates houses for renovations

July 08, 2014

Council approved donating four dilapidated houses owned by the city to two non-profit development companies that will renovate them using Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds. Mustard Seed Development Center and Nazareth Housing Development Corporation were each given one property on Morningview Avenue and one on Watson Street. “The houses are designated as historic properties and can’t be torn down. They need to be fixed,” said Ward 10 Council Representative Garry Moneypenny. Council also approved issuing notes to The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority to raise $900,000 for energy efficiency improvements in several city-owned buildings, including City Hall. 

July 7, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.