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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 08:10 PM
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112. First off, I don't think anyone will be forced to leave.
But it is legitimate to consider whether the city can continue to provide services to areas of town where very few houses are left standing and the neighborhoods around them have disappeared.

In those cases, I favor offering incentives big enough to allow them to move to populated areas. In the case of homeowners, that would mean buying their homes for more than market value and helping them move. Nothing else would achieve that goal. In the case of renters (which would be the vast majority of the people affected) that would mean paying their moving expenses and providing any other help they would need. Investor-owned homes should be condemned and purchased for market value.

In most cases, I think people would jump at decent incentives to get out of bombed-out, bandoned areas. For those who don't, they should be allowed to stay.
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