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In a blow to housing preservation efforts, the nonprofit owners of a home that was moved from the new Veteran’s Affairs Hospital site to Tremé recently asked for permission to demolish the historic house.

The city spent $35,000 to move the house and donated it to Providence Community Housing.

The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a possible moratorium on demolishing properties considered by officials to be in danger of collapse.