MIDDLEPORT — In Middleport a few months ago, an abandoned house on Vine Street was torn down as a part of the Gallia-Meigs Community Action’s neighborhood stabilization program, and a new house was built.
As soon as the new house is completed “sometime near the end of this month” according to Tom Reed, administrative director, it will become the home for a low- to moderate-income person who has good credit and can get a loan to purchase the property. Since it is a federal project geared to improving communities and helping responsible families get a home, the property can be purchased at a favorable price.
The Vine Sreet property was one of four houses torn down this year in Middleport but it is the only property on which a new house was built. Reed said that financing has now been received for six more projects in Meigs and Gallia Counties over the next couple of years.
Middleport has now also received funding for demolition of two more houses, both on Front Street. The funding for tearing down the properties is coming from a new program established by Attorney General Mike DeWine.