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Blighted Westbury home getting fixed, sold

A foreclosed, termite-infested house in Westbury is being rehabilitated to become energy efficient and added to a program where residents can buy it at less than market price, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced today.

He added that the nearly $400,000 rehabilitation cost involved will come from the federal and state governments’ Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds.

“This project replaces a blighted property in the community while making the dream of home ownership come true for whoever moves into this home,” he said at the site of the home, 28 Arlington St.

The project is a joint effort of the county, the Unified New Cassel Community Revitalization and the United Way of Long Island.

The home will be rehabilitated by certified professionals, working with students in United Way’s construction and pre-apprenticeship training classes.

All homes in the program are available to county families earning up to 120 percent of the Area Median Income of $103,600, which is $124,320.

County officials said applications for these houses will be available in “the near future.” More information is available at the county website here

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