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Gentrification and Fair Housing: Does Gentrification Further Integration?

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  • Ingrid Gould Ellen
  • Gerard Torrats-Espinosa

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On the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, long-time residents of cities across the country feel increasingly anxious that they will be priced out of their homes and communities, as growing numbers of higher-income, college-educated households opt for downtown neighborhoods. These fears are particularly acute among black and Latino residents. Yet when looking through the lens of fair housing, gentrification also offers a potential opportunity, as the moves that higher-income, white households make into predominantly minority, lower-income neighborhoods are moves that help to integrate those neighborhoods, at least in the near term. We explore the long-term trajectory of predominantly minority, low-income neighborhoods that gentrified over the 1980s and 1990s. On average, these neighborhoods experienced little racial change while they gentrified, but a significant minority became racially integrated during the decade of gentrification, and over the longer term, many of these neighborhoods remained racially stable. That said, some gentrifying neighborhoods that were predominantly minority in 1980 appeared to be on the path to becoming predominantly white. Policies, such as investments in place-based, subsidized housing, are needed in many gentrifying neighborhoods to ensure racial and economic diversity over the longer term.

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  • Ingrid Gould Ellen & Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, 2019. "Gentrification and Fair Housing: Does Gentrification Further Integration?," Housing Policy Debate, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(5), pages 835-851, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:houspd:v:29:y:2019:i:5:p:835-851
    DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2018.1524440
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