222 Howard has been in the same family since 1958, it's been well cared for and maintained. I tracked down a surviving family member in Texas and the house is available for $1. The rub is that the City liabilities - taxes, water, etc... - are close to $6000. While those have to be paid, there's probably an opportunity for the right buyer to negotiate a payment plan with the City. Council Member David Franczyck has agreed to assist.
If you're interested in pursuing this as a residence or investment property, please contact me. Take a moment and spread the word through your social networks.