The Billy Penn Newsletter, December 28, 2022, What will Philly’s mayoral candidates do about gentrification? Here’s what they said
By the start of the 2010s, Philadelphia was one of the seven most gentrified cities in the country, per a study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
“Gentrification is our number one problem,” longtime Point Breeze resident Betty Buford told Billy Penn in late September, standing with her neighbors at a Save Black Point Breeze rally. “We are losing our community, our history, and you have nothing to fall back on because it replaces us,” she said. “That’s what gentrification does. It’s another money-making deal.”