Community Development:

Update of Data on the Efforts by the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Relocate and Compensate Residents of the Logan Triangle Area

RCED-00-249R: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on the city of Philadelphia's efforts to relocate and compensate Logan Triangle Area residents whose homes are sinking into a landfill, focusing on the: (1) total number of eligible owners and tenants who had been relocated or compensated; and (2) number of eligible property owners who have not been relocated or compensated, including whether these owners represented property owners who moved on their own without receiving compensation or had currently occupied properties.

GAO noted that: (1) according to the Logan Assistance Corporation, as of June 28, 2000, 11 property owners have been relocated or compensated since January 1, 2000--4 Logan owners with occupied properties and 7 homeowners who moved on their own without receiving compensation; (2) consequently, as of June 28, 2000, the Logan Assistance Corporation had relocated or compensated a total of 510 Logan Triangle property owners and tenants, or about 71 percent of the 714 eligible owners and tenants to be relocated and compensated; and (3) the remaining 204 eligible property owners who have not been relocated or compensated consist of 179 property owners who moved on their own without receiving compensation and 25 owners with occupied properties.

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