In Camden, N.J., poor residents often have nowhere else to go

02/11/2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The · Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Camden, N.J., has had high crime rates since the 1960s and was recently named the poorest city in the country by the U.S. Census, yet its impoverished residents often cannot leave. The city's story is like that of many poor cities -- despite conditions, there is nowhere more affordable nearby for residents to go, experts say. Zoning laws have concentrated affordable housing in Camden, leaving no option for people looking to get out.

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