A forum is held in Evansville on the fate of the city's abandoned homes.
Money to tear down the blighted homes could come from Indiana's Hardest Hit fund, which provides financial assistance to families at risk of foreclosure.
Of the funds set aside for qualified home buyers, 50-to-75 million could go toward eliminating urban blight.
State officials believe they will receive authority to use the Hardest Hit funds next year.
Applications to participate in the program can be made as early as February.