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8 North Hills towns in program to acquire vacant, blighted properties; deadline to apply is Aug. 31

Tony LaRussa
| Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Eight communities in the North Hills are among 56 municipalities in Allegheny County participating in a program that allows residents to buy vacant and blighted properties adjacent to their homes at a reduced price.

Residents in Ross, McCandless, West View, Shaler, Bellevue, Reserve, Avalon and Millvale have until the end of August to submit an application to participate in the county's “ 2018 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program .”

Only one application will be accepted per applicant or household. The program will accept up to 60 applications in the order in which they are received. No more than five applications will be accepted per municipality.

To be eligible, applicants must be current on their taxes, water, sewage, and refuse bills on all properties owned in Allegheny County. They also must not have any outstanding code violations or municipal liens on properties owned in the county or be in the process of acquiring a property through this year's program.

The properties residents are seeking to obtain must be vacant or have a vacant structure on them, have three years worth of delinquent taxes, and be in a municipality that is participating in the program. No payments are required at the time of application.

Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 31 and mailed to: Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program — Applications; One Chatham Center, Suite 900, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368 .

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