GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Under a renewed program in Gary–a dollar is all you’ll need to buy a home, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
For Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, the dollar home program hits close to home, literally.
“My first house was a dollar house,” said Freeman-Wilson.
The program, initially funded by HUD in the 80s and 90s is returning to Gary, this time under the city’s management. It allows qualified residents to buy a home in the University Park neighborhood for just a dollar if residents can prove they can bring the house up to code in six months.