Eminent Domain On The Cheap With PHA

 

“Developer Glenn Mancini in front of a property he is renovating on Master Street in North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking two of his properties, and 1,300 others, in the neighborhood.” | Photo: Joseph Kaczmarek, for The Inquirer

“Developer Glenn Mancini in front of a property he is renovating on Master Street in North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking two of his properties, and 1,300 others, in the neighborhood.” | Photo: Joseph Kaczmarek, for The Inquirer

  • The Inquirer speaks with Glenn Mancini, who will have his properties at 2020 and 2022 Master Street taken away from him by the Philadelphia Housing Authority through eminent domain in order to construct a contiguous affordable housing development (1,203 homes) in the In neighborhood of North Philadelphia. For those two properties, which Mancini paid $25,000 for, the PHA feels as if $11,000 meets the legal requirement of “just compensation.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Why is it that every time….. not one or two or even three…..but every time i hear the words “eminent domain” I think of a “legal” theft?

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