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Data: Inspectors found 172 violations at condemned East Orange apartment during Aug. 10 visit

Tenants were told on Sept. 26 that they had to vacate because it was unsafe.

Matt Trapani

Oct 4, 2023, 9:25 PM

Updated 258 days ago

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Inspectors from the state Department of Community Affairs visited 65 South Harrison St. in East Orange on Aug. 10.
Kane In Your Corner looked at the data from that visit and found that the state cited 172 violations that day and scheduled another visit for December. But tenants were told on Sept. 26 that they had to vacate because it was unsafe.
The last state visit to the building prior to the Aug. 10 visit was six years ago, according to the DCA website. The state found 105 violations during that 2016 visit.
What rights do tenants have in a situation like this?
New Jersey has a relocation assistance law. It states that in the case of the condemnation of a building, the municipality is required to come up with a plan to help tenants find a place to live. The state is then supposed to oversee the relocation.
More information about the Relocation Assistance Program can be found on the state’s website.


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