Voluntary Demolition Program

This program provides demolition services to blighted and dilapidated single-family residential, multi-family residential and commercial properties. 

Property must be owned by a low- to moderate-income household or be located in a low- to moderate-income area or the Downtown Redevelopment Area (the Downtown Redevelopment Area is bounded by Orangewood on the north, Maryland on the south, 51st Avenue on the east, and 63rd Avenue on the west). The property must have been vacant for at least 90 days and be dilapidated, beyond repair and/or pose a health and safety risk to the community.

Projects are funded partially by the property owner and the remainder by grant. 

Owners of single-family residential properties will be required to share the cost of the demolition project in the amount equal to 25% of the project cost. Multi-family residential and commercial properties will be required to share the cost of the demolition project in an amount equal to 50% of the project cost. If the owner is unable to the City reserves the right to deny assistance based on funding, community benefit, or liability issues.

For information on how to apply, call the Community Revitalization Division at (623)930-3670.