Sunday, March 26, 2017

Update: Charlestown Mayor Leaves Evicted Residents Homeless After Giving Their Property To A Private Developer

Source: Institute for Justice

Last month, I posted about the city of Charlestown, Indiana seizing homes from Pleasant Ridge residents so they could sell their property to private developer Neace Ventures for a fraction of fair market value, which they accomplished through a petty code enforcement scheme that amounted to extortion.
The Red Tape Times (article 20)

Mayor Bob Hall, who green lighted the abuse of eminent domain on behalf of a private corporation, promised to enroll evicted Pleasant Ridge residents in a USDA program to help them find new homes, but so far he has failed to keep his promise. Thus far, only four residents have been approved for the program, only two of whom were able to secure rental apartments.

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