Niagara Falls, NY - There's new money coming in to help deal with demolishing vacant homes in Niagara Falls.
Without casino revenue coming in, officials say the city has lost nearly $8 Million from its demolition program.
So, the city's Community Development Office has been lobbying for funds to help revive parts of Niagara Falls with boarded up homes.
Community Development now has a total of 310 thousand.
14 houses in Niagara Falls will be demolished this year.
There are 600 homes across Niagara Falls that need to be taken down.
Seth Piccirillo says, "We know that demolishing buildings alone is not the solution we need to attract residents and homeowners investment resisting buildings so that they can maintain taxpaying properties and be part of a good neighborhood."