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NPR: “studies are now showing that gentrifying neighborhoods may be a boon to longtime residents as well”

by Prince Of Petworth January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am 49 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

When newspapers call me for an interview they always ask me if I see older residents moving out due to gentrification. I always say, ‘I guess it could be happening in some neighborhoods but I’m not seeing that on my block, in my neighborhood.’ I’m glad to see there are new studies coming out investigating this – here’s an interesting report from NPR:

“But a series of new studies are now showing that gentrifying neighborhoods may be a boon to longtime residents as well — and that those residents may not be moving out after all.

Freeman’s work found that low-income residents were no more likely to move out of their homes when a neighborhood gentrifies than when it doesn’t.”

It’s worth reading the whole article here focusing on H Street, NE.

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