City Targets Renters For Redevelopment

Ventnor, NJ, tries to reduce density and renters in a "blighted" neighborhood.
October 3, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In Ventnor, the Hispanic, Indian and Asian newcomers crowd into single-family homes carved up into multifamily apartments. The rents are affordable, the area safe.All of which makes Ventnor's plans to "redevelop" the 26-block area - and demolish 17 buildings - seem suspicious.Officially, the officials say they are acting in the name of progress.Paying owners $12,000 to $22,000 to convert to summer-only rentals will ease crowded conditions, the mayor and others insist."

Thanks to Kurt Paulsen

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Published on Thursday, October 2, 2003 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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