MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee's flood of tax-foreclosed properties may be put back into use with the help of urban farmers and food processors.
Martha Brown of the Department of City Development says Milwaukee has over 4,000 buildings and lots on its hands.
It costs taxpayers millions of dollars to either renovate or demolish those buildings. Mowing alone could cost thousands of dollars each year.
The city is looking to turn over some properties for as little as $100 to residents who want to grow gardens, create parks, and establish food-related businesses.
The goal is to improve neighborhoods and increase access to healthy food.
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