When is eminent domain used?
Eminent domain is sometimes used to assemble property when the size of the parcels and/or the condition of the improvements are an obstacle to redeveloping an area. To exercise eminent domain the RDA must follow a legal process which has been established to make certain property owner and tenants receive a fair price, relocation assistance is provided and owners are reimbursed for actual relocation costs. An RDA can only use eminent domain after a redevelopment plan is adopted which authorizes the use of eminent domain. Eminent domain can only be used during the first five years of a redevelopment project area.
If a private individual threatens to acquire your property by eminent domain, notify the RDA immediately. Private individuals may not acquire property by eminent domain.

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1. What is a redevelopment agency?
2. What do redevelopment agencies do?
3. What is a project area?
4. How do RDAs pay for community improvements?
5. How are redevelopment plan and budget adopted?
6. What happens after a redevelopment plan and budget are adopted?
7. When is eminent domain used?
8. What type of housing do RDAs encourage?
9. How does the RDA pay for housing?
10. How are an economic development plan and budget adopted?
11. What happens after an economic development plan and budget are adopted?