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Money to L.A.'s 'Promise Zone' could displace poor, experts say

Money to L.A.'s 'Promise Zone' could displace poor, experts say

A new flow of money to a handful of low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods could cause the areas to gentrify and squeeze out the poor who live there, according to experts reacting to news that the city has been included in a special federal anti-poverty program. The White House announced this week -- marking the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Johnson's War on Poverty -- that five areas in the country would be designated "Promise Zones," pushing them to the top of the list for federal grants and making them test sites for President Obama's new poverty reduction initiative. The 10-year designation went to sections San Antonio, Philadelphia, southeastern...

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