TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio agency has followed through on its promise to inspect low-income Toledo homes that received tax credits after a newspaper found the agency hadn't met requirements to regularly check the properties.
The Blade (http://bit.ly/UmgGw3 ) reports the head of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on Thursday told a legislative committee that all but one of its 80 Toledo projects have been inspected.
The newspaper found this year that vacant tax-credit properties blighted several neighborhoods. The agency had vowed to take steps to remedy the situation.
It had blamed its poor inspection record on its only Toledo employee, who was fired. A supervisor was asked to resign, and a third worker was temporarily suspended.
City officials hope to give more capable property managers control of the most vacancy-plagued developments.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/