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What used to be an eyesore on Baltimore Street in Hanover is going to be turned into low-income housing.

The property from 219 to 227½ Baltimore St. will be torn down and turned into four townhouses for low-income families. The York County commissioners voted Wednesday to use just over $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create the new houses.

Grant money from the fund was already earmarked for the project, according to the York County Planning Commission's Housing Division. The funding will be used to take down a house and a blighted business at those addresses.

Housing Division officials said the business is a health and safety hazard to those who live in the neighborhood.

Demolition of the adjoining business and home will begin soon, and construction of the new townhouses should start next April, officials said. The houses should be ready for occupants about four to five months after that.

The planning commission plans to advertise the houses for sale soon.

— Reach Katherine Ranzenberger at kranzenberger@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDKatherine.

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