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Residents stay at the center of Camden's revival

October 13, 2004

Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP)

Two years after winning passage of a $175 million recovery plan, Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP) is insuring that residents benefit from the revitalization of their city. Two hundred CCOP leaders met on October 5 with the Director of the Camden Redevelopment Agency. They won a promise to provide a Fair Deal for residents faced with relocation. CCOP leaders proposed that homeowners and renters receive social service supports, adequate financial compensation, and a wide range of options in choosing a replacement home. To protect the families who stay, CCOP is pressing for a 10-year freeze on local property taxes. CCOP is also sponsoring a regional organizing initiative in South Jersey, the Tri-County Congregational Organizing Project to address local and regional issues affecting families in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties. For more information visit www.camdenchurches.org