Published August 16, 2018
The East Ghent redevelopment was one of various chapters from the city’s economic history, where old, blighted communities of mostly poor and Black people met the same fate of removal for redevelopment.
Today, East and West Ghent are two of the most prized neighborhoods in Norfolk.
A new chapter is unfolding as the “St. Paul’s Project.” Overwhelming poor and African American, three of the city’s largest public housing communities are targeted to be razed to make way for renewed communities and lives for its current inhabitants. For more information visit blacknewsportal.com