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Housing proposal

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Carver planning officials are considering a new town program to to fix up foreclosed houses and sell them to first-time home buyers. The town has suffered from the foreclosure crisis of the last five years. It ranks 10th per capita in the state in foreclosures, with a total of 89 housing properties foreclosed on, according to Town Planner Jack Hunter. The plan would involve combining a small initial grant from the town’s Community Preservation Act with state money, available from the federal Housing and Urban Development program, to return foreclosed houses to the market, with a nonprofit agency buying and selling them. The idea originated from a statement by chairman Michael O’Donnell that the town should fix up its abandoned houses and sell them to new owners.

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