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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

The City of Cleveland posted on Twitter they are adding 33 employees to better inspect residential and vacant properties. This will also help to remove condemned properties.

The process of tearing down these houses is taking place almost daily.  Jim Rokakis with the County Land Conservancy said a lot of workers help out with the tearing down of each home.

Rokakis said the addition of these employees will help the process.

“It’s very positive news,” Rokakis said.

Statewide, $440 million has been raised to demolish abandoned houses. Cleveland has kicked in $68 million, and the county another $50 million.

There are about 5,000 to 6,000 abandoned houses left in Cleveland to be torn down. It costs, on average, $10,000 to take a house down (if there are no complications).

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

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