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Fairs Oaks Buildings May Be Demolished

DANVILLE -- The Danville Housing Authority is looking to relocate residents in the buildings on the east side of Fair Oaks before demolishing them.

D-H-A has started work on an application for approval to demolish three buildings in the fair oaks neighborhood.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development owns the property and must sign off on the proposal before anything happens.

D-H-A is looking at the three buildings on Belton Avenue due to their age, condition and proximity to Moore Street, an area with increased criminal activity.

Ultimately D-H-A wants to reduce density and foot traffic in the neighborhood and move residents to a place more centrally located.

Officials say the application process could take up to a year.

They are looking in to ways to move residents into other units or get additional funding for Section 8 vouchers.

The city and the housing authority will meet next week to discuss areas in the city where new developments cold be made to reduce the number of people living in Fair Oaks.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports