Tag: Gentrification

“Gentrification” Is Not the Real Problem

The conversation about gentrification continually repackages a set of debunked theories as reality and it obscures a set of real crises that need fixing.

The Assumptions Behind Place-Based Programs Can Hinder Their Success

Examining eight common assumptions underlying place-based work shows that even when avoiding the pitfalls of no change or gentrification, the work is challenging.

Looking Back: Democratic Philanthropy, Newark on the Rise, the Surplus Land...

In this first installment of updates to Shelterforce articles of old, we find that market dynamics are different in many places we’ve written about, but many of the organizations fighting the good fight are continuing to do so, even in changed times.

‘Opportunity Areas’ Shouldn’t Just Be Places With A Lot of White...

Why do we think moving to white neighborhoods will solve our problems?

Keeping Gentrification From Following Green Space

LA organizers work with park professionals on policies to allow green space investment in neighborhoods that have lacked it without paving the way for displacement.

Why Do Low-Income Residents Oppose Development Even When Displacement Risk Is...

There’s more than one way to be excluded from your community.

Skating the Surface of Gentrification

A review of Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents, by Matthew L. Schuerman.

Shelterforce’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

We're sharing the most-read Shelterforce posts of 2019. We hope you enjoy them all and share with anyone who may have missed them.

Anti-Displacement Organizing Should Start Here

Organizing in AAPI communities has challenges, but their location and composition make them key in the fight against gentrification. Here's why.

“Welcome to Little Tokyo, Please Take Off Your Shoes:” Remembering Dean...

Sustained resistance to gentrification and displacement requires more than antagonism. It requires a community organized around an open, positive alternative vision that has both big ambitions and achievable, intermediary steps.

Talking About Revitalization When All Anyone Wants to Talk About Is...

Strategies for turning the conversation back to places where gentrification is not only *not* present, but not impending.

Behind the Scenes of NCRC’s Gentrification Report

A conversation with an NCRC senior research analyst about the organization's report on gentrification, what its findings show and don’t show, and what the policy implications might be.

It Doesn’t Matter if Your Neighborhood Is Going to Eventually Gentrify

“We could use some gentrification here.” Let's never say this—we must refrain from debating the long-term likelihood of gentrification in distressed places.

Can You Have Revitalization Without Displacement?

Derek Avery is providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And his company doesn’t stop at housing. It's building education resources and investing in community.

The Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles: A Review of City...

Andrea Gibbons’ City of Segregation shows why empowering capitalist processes and actors is the last thing we should do to fight gentrification.

Working Through Growing Pains in Artist/Community Developer Collaborations

At their roots, both the arts and community development amplify a people’s voice. And while this connection makes sense on paper, it can look a lot different in practice. We would like to share three insights from our work together that speak to the promise, and peril, of such collaboration.

Will Amazon’s HQ2 Threaten Fair Housing?

If Amazon is going to be a good neighbor, it must do the following, at the very least, to mitigate against impediments to fair housing.

Here’s What We Actually Know About Market-Rate Housing Development and Displacement

For-profit housing cannot meet most renters’ needs, and that’s by design. So when you talk about market-rate construction and displacement, use the following literature review as reference.

Reimagining a Neighborhood, The Way It Ought To Be

The arts have a long history of highlighting social issues and creating public conversation that results in measurable change. As an arts administrator with...

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Sept. 28

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: custom job searches for veterans, success in the land trust movement, middle neighborhoods, manufactured housing, senior cost burden at all-time high, more.