The federal government has awarded the city of Sarasota and Sarasota County a $23 million grant that will go toward affordable housing.
Sarasota is one of 56 places around the country to receive the grant.
The money will be used to buy, rehabilitate and sell 100 foreclosed homes; buy 17 vacant parcels and build homes on them; buy dilapidated homes, demolish them and build new ones; and complete phase three of the Janie’s Garden public-housing project.
The grant area is bordered roughly by University Boulevard, Ringling Boulevard, Tamiami Trail and Lockwood Ridge Road.
The $23 million is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
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The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.