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Why These Two Democratic Candidates Have Been Involved In Bulldozing Houses

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J. Arthur Bloom Deputy Editor
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Pete Buttigieg presided as mayor of South Bend over a plan that resulted in the demolition of more than 600 homes over a period of about three years. “1000 Homes in 1000 Days” sought to rehabilitate or demolish vacant or abandoned homes in the Northern Indiana town, an initiative that some progressive activists have criticized for encouraging gentrification and reducing affordable housing.