Community-level Effects of Displacement

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Community-level Effects of Displacement

March 16, 2006

City governments have an important role to play in creating support for the inclusion of affordable housing in revitalizing neighborhoods, and that role extends beyond expressing concern about the impact of revitalization on individual households. As important as such concern is, leaders also need to make the case that displacement of poorer families due to increasing housing costs hurts the entire community. By framing the discussion around the value of economically diverse communities, local government leaders can help smooth the way for initiatives to preserve and increase the affordable housing stock.

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