Inconsistent communications from the DC Housing Authority and other agencies continues to harm the community’s trust in Barry Farm’s redevelopment.
Content categorized as Gentrification
In the first of two rounds of votes, the DC Council moved proposed revisions forward to the Comprehensive Plan, despite ongoing displacement and gentrification concerns.
D.C. Council votes to advance the Comprehensive Plan amendment, despite concerns of exacerbating racial inequity.
Tenant voices were conspicuously absent from the deliberation on recommendations that will affect the District’s most vulnerable renters’ ability to remain housed through the end of the pandemic and long after.
Carlos Carolina writes about gentrification and yearns for the old DC.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
For years, the latest update to D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan has sparked unprecedented public engagement and contention. It is slated to be decided in March.
Tenants from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia marched to the home of White House domestic policy chief Susan Rice on Jan. 23 and called on the Biden administration to include rent cancelation in the latest COVID-19 relief package proposal
The People for Fairness Coalition, Ward 6 Mutual Aid and Gonzaga Peace Club distribute essential items to help encampment residents cope during hypothermia season.
The Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a public hearing on omnibus legislation pushed by the Reclaim Rent Control coalition.
Joshua Faison on the need for more low-income housing.
Writer Eric Thompson-Bey, a native Washingtonian, reviews Merawi Gerima’s new film about gentrification in the District.
Organizers and D.C. residents made noise outside At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds’s house and gave speeches about the need for rent cancellation for D.C. residents.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
A virtual roundtable invited DC housing experts and public housing residents to consider how COVID-19 will affect redevelopment plans going forward.
Joseph Young has lived in his current home for more than 25 years, and he’s seen his neighborhood rapidly transform around him. His photos have captured the story of gentrification in D.C. — and now they’re with the Smithsonian.
Brookland Manor residents keep on fighting the possible displacement they face with upcoming redevelopment.
Filmmaker Mignotae Kebede’s new documentary film, “What Happened 2 Chocolate City (WH2CC),” ignites both memories and concerns for many Washingtonians.
An American University history professor documented planned gentrification in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C., as early as 1850.
Photographer and Street Sense Media artist-in-residence Joseph Young reflects on the gentrification of his neighborhood in this photo essay.