Camden begins demolition on unsafe properties

    Camden has begun demolishing the city’s most unsafe abandoned properties, using a $2 million loan to target the worst of a seemingly unmanageable problem.

    The Courier-Post reports 13 addresses have been torn down and six have been repaired.

    The city has plans to take down more than 100 properties with the loan, but the estimate for the number of abandoned buildings in Camden is between 3,000 and 5,000.

     

    The buildings being demolished were damaged by fire or had structural issues, and some were home to squatters seeking shelter in unsafe properties.

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