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A foreclosure sign (credit: Getty Images)

Councilmembers Seek Use Of Eminent Domain To Help Likely Foreclosure Victims

New York City Council members and housing advocacy groups called on Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

06/25/2014

Homes in Irvington, N.J. (Credit Google Maps)

Irvington Officials Look Into Eminent Domain For Foreclosed Homes

Irvington, N.J., is moving forward with plans to become the second municipality in the nation to use eminent domain to buy mortgages that are in foreclosure.

11/16/2013

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor Signs Eminent Domain Ordinance For Dune System

Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

10/29/2013

A protective sea wall and a new series of dunes will be constructed on the beach in Mantaloking, N.J. (Credit CBS 2)

Council Measure Will Pave Way For Dune Project In Mantaloking

More than 500 homes in the town were either damaged or destroyed and town officials said that they want to make sure that the town is protected from future storms.

10/23/2013

Dunes in Brick, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Names Of Oceanfront Property Owners Resisting Protective Dunes Posted On NJ Town Website

In Long Beach Township, the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on 60 of the 465 oceanfront property owners to give their blessing to the project.

05/01/2013

Sandy damaged homes are seen in Mantoloking, NJ on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Mantoloking Plans To Use Eminent Domain To Get Land From Homeowners

Mantoloking is planning to use eminent domain to take control of small strips of land from oceanfront homeowners holding up a beach replenishment project.

04/24/2013