County commissioners in Georgia voted to double the maximum size of homes allowed in Hogg Hummock, a Gullah-Geechee community, leading residents to fear that this will accelerate the decline of their community. The Black residents of Hogg Hummock and their supporters believe that the zoning changes will favor wealthy buyers and lead to tax increases that will pressure them to sell their land. The population of Hogg Hummock has been shrinking, and some families have already sold their land to outsiders who built vacation homes. The Gullah-Geechee people have fought with local government in the past for basic services and property tax hikes.
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