gentrification

Cover Image

Study: Before COVID-19 and the protests, most of the nation was struggling, not booming

COVID-19 exposed deep economic and social fault lines nationwide. It also underscored what was already going on before it: While a small number of cities were booming, most were not. In a new report on gentrification and disinvestment, covering data from 2012 through 2017, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) found that gentrification of once …

Study: Before COVID-19 and the protests, most of the nation was struggling, not booming Read More »

Cover Image

Gentrification and Disinvestment 2020

Gentrification and Disinvestment 2020 COVID-19 struck a nation that was already mostly struggling. Do Opportunity Zones benefit or gentrify low-income neighborhoods? Jason Richardson, Director, Research & Evaluation, NCRC Bruce Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, NCRC Jad Edlebi, GIS Specialist, NCRC June 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVID-19 exposed deep economic and social fault lines nationwide, with profound implications …

Gentrification and Disinvestment 2020 Read More »

Disinvestment

Disinvestment, Discouragement and Inequity in Small Business Lending

Disinvestment, Discouragement and Inequity In Small Business Lending Amber Lee, Fair Lending Manager, NCRCBruce Mitchell, PhD., Senior Research Analyst, NCRCAnneliese Lederer, Director of Fair Lending & Consumer Protection, NCRC In cooperation with:Jerome Williams, Rutgers University; Sterling Bone, Utah State University; Glenn Christensen, Brigham Young University (Download) [lwptoc] Executive Summary Small businesses are vital to the …

Disinvestment, Discouragement and Inequity in Small Business Lending Read More »

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.

The Washington Post: Yes, you can gentrify a neighborhood without pushing out poor people

An OpEd in the Washington Post by NCRC CEO Jesse Van Tol, April 8, 2019: Yes, you can gentrify a neighborhood without pushing out poor people When rich people move in, they often displace residents. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Neighborhoods have been developing and changing since the dawn of civilization, but …

The Washington Post: Yes, you can gentrify a neighborhood without pushing out poor people Read More »

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” …

Washington D.G.: the District of Gentrification Read More »

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 …

Portland, Oregon: Displacement by design Read More »

Howard Theater, Washington, D.C.

Shifting Neighborhoods: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in American Cities

Shifting Neighborhoods Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities [mashshare]   Jason Richardson, Director, Research & Evaluation, NCRCBruce Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, NCRCJuan Franco, Senior GIS Specialist, NCRC March 19, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Gentrification is a powerful force for economic change in our cities, but it is often accompanied by extreme and unnecessary cultural …

Shifting Neighborhoods: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in American Cities Read More »