Is Gentrification Causing Poverty To Grow East Of The Anacostia River?

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Is Gentrification Causing Poverty To Grow East Of The Anacostia River?

When housing prices rise, the poor move out and the well-to-do move in. It’s a process Washington has seen in neighborhood after neighborhood. But where do Washingtonians who are pushed out by gentrification go? Increasingly, a growing concentration of the city’s poor reside in Wards 7 and 8. A recent study suggests that rising housing costs west of the Anacostia are the reason why. Kojo explores the city’s shifting economic inequalities and how to best address them.

 

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By | 2016-11-30T12:09:55+00:00 November 30th, 2016|NEWS|0 Comments

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