Washington D.G.: the District of Gentrification

This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. Gentrification is a policy-driven process that begins with targeting low-income, urban communities for discrimination and neglect and ends with “improvements” […]

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Learning from our mistakes: Anti-displacement strategies in Philadelphia

This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. Like other cities, Philadelphia’s past is marred by decisions that pushed low-income people out of their neighborhoods, fostered residential […]

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Portland, Oregon: Displacement by design

This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. Portland, the largest city in the state of Oregon, is reputed to be the whitest city of its size in the United […]

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Howard Theater, Washington, D.C.

Study: Gentrification and cultural displacement most intense in America’s largest cities, and absent from many others

Gentrification and displacement of long-time residents is most intense in the nation’s biggest cities, and rare in most other places, a new study shows. The study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), identified more than 1,000 neighborhoods in 935 cities and towns where gentrification occurred between 2000 and 2013. In 230 of those neighborhoods, […]

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In Richmond, Virginia, gentrification is colonization

This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. As the former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond’s history is steeped in racial oppression, inequality and injustice. From slavery […]

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Book review: The Color of Money

As explanations of the racial wealth gap and the persisting structural inequality of the U.S. economy, Dr. Mehrsa Baradaran’s 2017 book, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, is the ideal shelf-mate to Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, published the same […]

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Community, policy, government and business leaders to speak at 2019 Just Economy Conference

Federal Reserve Board of Governors  member Lael Brainard, journalist and author Jose Antonio Vargas, and Beneficial State Bank CEO Kat Taylor will be among the featured speakers at the Just Economy Conference, March 11-13, 2019, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference, hosted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), is the […]

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PLACE, a housing and community development network, becomes part of NCRC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Practitioners Leveraging Assets for Community Enhancement (PLACE), a membership organization for housing and community development practitioners, is becoming part of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). NCRC and PLACE have agreed to integrate PLACE members and continue its activities within NCRC, as an affinity group of NCRC, rather than as a separate […]

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Robust data on home lending essential to fair and equitable treatment of borrowers

In order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect millions of consumers from unsound lending, the agency must implement the public disclosure of the enhanced Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data in a rigorous manner that provides comprehensive and public information about loan terms and conditions. NCRC has a mantra about the importance […]

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