In a National Community Reinvestment Coalition report concluding that DC saw “the most African-American residents—more than 20,000—displaced from their neighborhoods, mostly by affluent, white newcomers,” one recommendation is to use the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing process, which, per NCRC, “provides an opportunity for community groups to engage with municipal leadership in the planning process.
The Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ashton, Maryland received a citation from the Maryland General Assembly recognizing their services to underserved populations in Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. — named the most intensely gentrified city from 2000-2013 by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
As for longtime native Washingtonians, particularly low-income African Americans, they’re feeling the crunch to such an extent that over the past two decades, they’ve had little or no choice but to abandon the communities that they, their parents, even their grandparents, once fondly called “home” — desperately searching for alternative cities with housing that they can afford. In fact, according to a new report conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), “Shifting Neighborhoods: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in American Cities,” the District now has the highest percentage of gentrified neighborhoods in the nation.
A new study from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition identifies more than 1,000 neighborhoods in 935 cities and towns where gentrification occurred between 2000 and 2013, noted Kallman. In 230 of those neighborhoods, rapidly rising rents, property values and taxes forced more than 135,000 residents to move away.
Jesse Van Tol, chief executive of the NCRC, told The Washington Post gentrification can signal economic investment — though it has often come at the expense of culture and community pre-dating the investment.
Gentrification is happening across the country, but conventional wisdom would have you believe that much of the most vigorous activity is centered around West Coast cities in the midst of a tech boom.A new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based policy group, casts some serious doubt on that assumption.
Data released this month by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) in tandem with several grassroots organizations found that seven cities account for half of the country’s overall gentrification.
A new study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found substantial levels of gentrification in many big city neighborhoods, but concluded there was no area of Evanston that is experiencing gentrification.
Though third-largest by population, Chicago ranked seventh in the number of census tracts that gentrified between 2000 and 2013, according to the report “Shifting Neighborhoods,” released last week by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, based in Washington D.C.
The institute which conducted the study, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, defines gentrification as the process by which money is invested in lower-income areas, causing increased property values and the entrance of higher-income residents. In recent years, as Philadelphia’s former industrial districts like Fishtown and Kensington have risen in value, the displacement which followed has disproportionately affected Latino and black residents.