FULLY FUNDED RELOCATION FOR GORDON PLAZA NOW!
JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED!
Photos by Fernando López
The residents of Gordon Plaza are asking for a fully funded relocation because they are not able to simply “get up and leave.” When residents moved into Gordon Plaza, they invested all their money into new homes and the American Dream of becoming first-time homeowners. After soil testing in the streets and yards of Gordon Plaza revealed toxic levels of chemicals, the property values of the homes plummeted, making it impossible for residents to sell their homes and move to safer, uncontaminated neighborhoods. A class-action lawsuit ruling in 2006 found in favor of the residents; however, the settlements did not compensate all of the residents to fully fund their relocation, and did absolutely nothing to address restitution for of their illnesses due to toxic exposure, nor did anything to address the anguish over the death of neighbors, friends and family members. The time to course correct this egregious injustice is now!
Learn more about the decades long struggle by Gordon Plaza residents at theamericandreamdenied.com