The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties, the goal of the program is being realized.
The City of Middletown received over $2.1 million and have utilized the funding to demolish many vacant and blighted properties as well as purchase vacant foreclosed properties and rehabilitate them to exceed typical property standards for the area. These rehabilitated properties are then sold to households with incomes below 120% of area median income. The intention of the funding is to stabilize neighborhoods and help increase overall property values.
The City of Middletown is required to report quarterly on the status of NSP funds. The link for more information regarding NSP including the City's Substantial Amendment and our quarterly reports, may be found on the Fund Status page.
Good Neighbor Next Door Initiative
HUD's Good Neighbor Next Door initiative is designed to encourage revitalization by assisting law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and teachers to purchase homes in target neighborhoods in Middletown. HUD provides a substantial incentive in the form of a fifty percent discount off the list price of eligible properties.