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Protesters say housing practices in Norfolk neighborhood are unfair

by Web Staff/3 WTKR

NORFOLK, Va. - People living in a Norfolk neighborhood are protesting what they say are unfair public housing practices.

Protesters say public housing buildings in the St. Paul's quadrant are set to be redeveloped without first building replacements. This would leave some current residents without a home.

Organizers say Wednesday's protest at City Hall is a way to try to get the city to hear them out on this issue, as well as others regarding maintenance and living conditions, expanding the moratorium on evictions and expanding rent relief fund.

According to the New Virginia Majority, more than 670 evictions have been filed in the city since June.

Protesters say they had scheduled a meeting with Mayor Kenny Alexander to discuss their concerns, but they say he canceled.

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