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  •  But is this gentrification? (0+ / 0-)

    It's one thing if you're buying up properties, kicking out the current tenants and moving in people who can pay more, but that doesn't seem to be what this proposal is about.

    I can understand that perhaps it also needs to include some form of relocation assistance for people currently renting those properties, but to say that we should not move people just because they're poor seems a bit much. If you were poor (and presumably unable to affort renters flood insurance, if such a thing even exists), would you rather continue to live in a flood plain, or have a chance to move to someplace safer?

    •  In NOLA it was used toward that end (0+ / 0-)

      I think that a program that includes restitution could definitely be used in a very good way.  I was talking about why people had a problem with the discussion around this issue specifically in NOLA, where it was used primarily to displace poor people and not to move people in general out of the areas that are going to flood again.  Of course, that means that the people who are trying to make money off of it will get hit in the end, so I suppose it might work out in the end.

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