Greater Greater Washington: Now more than ever, DC must comply with fair housing rules

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.

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The Washington Informer: EDITORIAL: ‘Cultural Displacement’ Means D.C.’s Poorer Blacks are Packing Up with Nowhere to Go

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.

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Philadelphia: Report: Philly is gentrifying more than San Francisco, the poster child for displacement

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.

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The Daily Pennsylvanian: Pennsylvania contributes heavily to nationwide gentrification, new study finds

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.

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