Gentrification Is Not Inevitable

Also: The Real Reasons Affordable Housing Isn't Being Built in CA ● True Financial Capability Requires Expanding the Definition of Wealth
Tuesday, June 28, 2016


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Murtaza Baxamusa

The Real Reasons Affordable Housing Isn't Being Built in California
Murtaza Baxamusa, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC
In San Diego, private developers are building fewer units than the zoning allows, and avoiding building affordable housing altogether, despite a tower of regulatory incentives being offered to them. Why?  More

Brent Kakesako

True Financial Capability Requires Expanding the Definition of Wealth
Brent Kakesako, Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development
Families in Hawai'i explain to us that wealth is measured in more than just financial ways. Many cultures' traditions go beyond our standard individualistic approach to "financial security." How do we integrate these things into the important conversation around financial capability?  More

Randy Shaw

Gentrification Is Not Inevitable
Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Too often the gentrification of working class neighborhoods is deemed "inevitable" when it is not. Just as gentrification is often promoted by upzoning and other city laws, communities can pass measures to prevent or at least slow this process. But for some reason, in Harlem, that's not happening . . .  More
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Center for Health, Environment
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Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

Housing Assistance Council

Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Ana Garcia-Ashley
Gamaliel Foundation

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer


Center for Community Progress

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

Habitat for Humanity

National Urban League


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San Francisco Community 
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