Tuesday, January 16, 2007

First Movers Research

I posted a draft of my Comment on SSRN: The Quiet of Dissolution: Post-Disaster Redevelopment and Status Preservation Compensation. In it, I argue that property acquisitions by the Road Home, Louisiana's housing recovery program (previously discussed here and here on the Jurisdynamics Network), will give rise, particularly in neighborhoods such as the Lower Ninth Ward, to functional displacements. These functional displacements will arguably trigger the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act, the federal relocation statute providing substantial financial assistance to homeowners displaced by state programs funded with federal dollars.

It is still early in the writing process, and feedback from the Jurisdynamics community would be both greatly appreciated and incorporated into future drafts.

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