Butler County Blight Mitigation Program


What is Blight? 

Any vacant/abandoned structure with the following characteristics:


  •      Unfit for habitation

  •     A public nuisance

  •     Structurally unsound with imminent danger of collapse

  •     No utility service(s)

  •     Presence of vermin

  •     Home for vagrants


The Butler County Blight Mitigation Initiative (BCBMI) is a comprehensive multi-pronged approach consisting of:   


  • Prevention

  • Education

  • Enforcement

  • Acquisition

  • Housing Rehabilitation

  • Demolition


Program Goals:


  •      Create stronger and more secure quality of life thus creating attractive places to live by eliminating dangerous       sub-standard housing

  •       Reduce crime including drug blight

  •       Promote housing stability and an increased tax base

  •       Provide communities with the ability to improve their oldest housing units and ensure retention of                               homeowners and renters

  •       Support housing maintenance through community education

  •       Reduce neighborhood density through the elimination of non-productive structures, increase property values         and marketability and provide increased local revenue and property taxes and promote community stability