Gentrification: A mixed bag in historic Richmond, Virginia, neighborhood

The primarily African American Jackson Ward neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, has been swiftly gentrified. While some historical aspects have been forgotten, other areas have seen promising improvements. Overall, the changes to this community have been a mixed bag as some community members have benefited from the changes to home wealth, while others have been forced out.

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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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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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Canada is having a housing crash that should serve as a warning to the US

The entire Canadian housing and mortgage market has dropped off a financial cliff, which should pose as a warning for the U.S. as we talk about reforming our Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) system. In 2008, when the U.S. was entering a full housing market crash, Canada took several steps to disguise the exposure of Canadian households. […]

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Redlining, restitution and redefining the narrative

A recap of our #ReinvestPHILLY Summit  The #ReinvestPHILLY summit took place October 9, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia. More than 300 local leaders joined Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, State Senator Vincent Hughes, and members of the Philadelphia City Council to discuss political action to combat modern-day redlining, evictions and other forms of racial discrimination. Here […]

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