In surprise move, Newark Housing Authority votes to demolish Terrell Homes

NEWARK — The Newark Housing Authority will move to demolish a public housing complex in the East Ward that a group of residents had fervently defended in an attempt to derailed its closure.

But last week the Board of Commissioners agreed to ask the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for permission to close and demolish Mildred E. Terrell Homes, a 275-unit complex, citing environmental and structural concerns.

“What will they accomplish if they demolish Terrell Homes? I’ve been there since 1972,” Terrell Homes resident Dorothy Brazell said during a City Council meeting …read more

Source: Essex

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