The GW Hatchett, March 28, 2022, DC mayoral candidate talks campaign, future of DC
D.C. mayoral candidate and at-Large Council member Robert White discussed his campaign and plans for the city in the University Student Center Thursday.
White, a fifth-generation D.C. resident, outlined many of his goals as mayor, including lowering homicide rates, combating poverty and expanding affordable housing. He said many parts of D.C. have been the subject of gentrification – a practice where investment in neighborhoods makes property prices too high for lower-income residents living in the area.
The District was named the 13th most-gentrified city in the United States, down from the most-gentrified city the previous year in a report published in 2020 by the the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, an organization aiming to end housing discrimination.