The first of its kind in the US, a Portland housing-assistance policy is an effort to atone for the sins of gentrification
An analysis of 31 million mortgage records made available under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act found 61 metro areas across America where people of color were denied conventional home purchase loans at significantly higher rates than whites.
Uphams Corner city officials, with the help of the community, are working to acquire properties and revitalize their city.
Gentrification has become a more capacious idea lately. The poor are still gentrification’s victims, but in this new meaning, the harm is not rent increases and displacement — it’s something psychic, a theft of pride and an appropriation of culture.