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Protecting Low-Income Communities from the New "Urban Renewal"

Antidisplacement Advocacy and Relocation Rights Enforcement

By S. Lynn Martinez

As in the urban renewal programs decades ago, lower-income households face displacement during the current "wave" of revitalization. Residents can protect themselves by weighing in on plans. Protective federal relocation laws are triggered when public funding or a governmental agency is involved. State laws and local ordinances may supplement protection.

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