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Muskegon puts emphasis on new homes built on vacant lots

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Opportunity is being found in parts of Muskegon hit hard by disinvestment as affordable homes are planned for vacant lots in several neighborhoods. WOOD-TV says construction of the houses is expected to be complete by the end of this year. The homes will be a test to see just how profitable the endeavor could be. Muskegon is home to several hundred vacant lots. Muskegon's director of economic development says the city has "been very proactive about finding lots that are going to be good opportunities for redevelopment." The city is partnering with community groups for funding. Federal money also is being used.