LEARNING AREA: Community Organizing and Planning, Economic Development, Real Estate Development, Racial Equity
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Ensuring Equitable Neighborhood Change: Gentrification Pressures on Housing Affordability


Department of Housing and Urban Development




This report reviews the recent research on the causes and consequences of gentrification and identifies key steps policymakers can take to foster neighborhood change that is both inclusive and equitable. Best practices on the ground have been varied, but they all include a focus on the preservation and production of affordable housing and are strengthened by their collaboration and partnership with other local agencies. In particular, this report suggests four key strategies that could alleviate the pressures on housing affordability and community resistance to change.