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Curbed DC: New D.C. bill seeks to prevent gentrification and displacement in ‘high-risk’ neighborhoods

Since 2000, the District has experienced the most intense gentrification and an outsized amount of resident displacement among American cities, according to recent research—changes that have predominately affected black and low-income residents in a city once dubbed “Chocolate City.”

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The Daily Beast: How the American housing and Economic Mobility Act plans to tackle the housing affordability crisis

Affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce in the United States — something which could prevent many families from buying or renting a place to call their own. The causes of this crisis are multi-faceted and its effects disproportionately impact various groups of people, including low and middle-income (LMI) families and minorities. To address this affordability crisis, a bevy of Democratic senators reintroduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act in March.

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The Daily Beast: Redlining revisited: Why the Community Reinvestment Act needs to do more to end lending discrimination

Discrimination against low- and middle-income (LMI) home buyers – something which disproportionally affects minority communities — has long been a problem in the United States. While the CRA has done a great deal to improve access to credit and make homeownership a reality for more people, there is significant room for improvement to the decades-old legislation.

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The City of Wilmington: City government, Wilmington Land Bank, JP Morgan Chase, DSHA and NCRC Partner on 9th Street Homeownership/Neighborhood Stabilization Project

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said a new neighborhood stabilization and homeownership project announced today by the City, Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (WNCLB) and its developer partner, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), will help to transform one block of 9th Street between Adams and Monroe Streets.

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Crain’s Cleveland Business: KeyBank raises the bar for community investment

Cleveland’s largest hometown bank may be setting the new standard for community investments among the country’s large financial institutions. It was also the largest promise made by a bank as a percentage of its collective asset base, according to the nonprofit National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

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Nonprofit Quarterly: What might reparations look like? Nonprofit activists outline one path

As NPQ’s Cyndi Suarez wrote last month, reparations is now on the agenda of the Democratic Party presidential primary. Writing in Truthout, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins offer their strategy. Asante-Muhammad is Chief of Equity and Inclusion at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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Northern Virginia: Eyes wide open: Jane Elliott to speak about gentrification at D.C. elementary school

On June 4, Anne Beers Elementary is set to host the 85-year-old former public school teacher and current diversity educator for an experimental masterclass with students, parents, educators and the community. The event’s inspiration originated with parents from the school who wished to lead a conversation about DC’s gentrification over the past two decades.

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Think Progress: Discriminatory housing practices linked to higher pollution and asthma rates, new report finds

Communities subjected to discriminatory lending and mortgage practices decades ago now have higher rates of asthma, according to new research out Wednesday. These predominately low-income communities and communities of color also suffer from increased exposure to pollutants.

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The Undefeated: A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness

Park Heights is one of several Baltimore neighborhoods where gun violence is endemic. But residents here also have concerns about whether the city will continue with its revitalization plan demolishing unsightly and deteriorating buildings – or even the racetrack.

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Greater Greater Washington: Housing is a queer issue: DC dykes plan to march against displacement

Local organizers are bringing the Dyke March, a grassroots march for queer liberation led by self-identifying dykes, back to the District on June 7 after a more than decade-long hiatus. Their inaugural theme for the protest is “Dykes Against Displacement.”

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