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Street Sense Media: Rent control omnibus legislation gets hearing with sharp divide between tenant advocates and housing providers

Last year, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition released a study that showed the effects of gentrification in the District: more than 20,000 Black residents were pushed out of the city from 2000-2013 as a result of displacement, and D.C. had the highest percentage of gentrification of the cities analyzed.

StreetSenseMedia: Global coronavirus pandemic could help the homeless or hurt them more

The District of Columbia has not seen an emergency on this scale since the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed about 3,000 people in the region. Over 100 years later, Washington, D.C., is one of the most gentrified cities in the U.S., according to a study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. The nation’s capital also has the highest rate of homelessness.