We are being displaced and priced out yearly. City's revitilize their area to only raise taxes, attract more affluent people and push out individuals who can no longer afford the" cost of living" in the area. But who wouldn't mind an new improved neighborhood and have accessible jobs near by?
Why does the social character of each neighborhood have to be so drastically diffrent when they are less than a mile away from each other? With inflation of the economy ( which is 5.5% by the way), lack of education and deteriorating housing outside the gentrified area. Is it causing more harm than good?
Why does it take a crowd of white people to enter a neighborhood that was once predominantly black, a "better" neighborhood?
I currently live In a gentrified city and I can see how it greatly affects the the community. Homeless on every corner, and just across the bridge a low income neighborhood and apartment complexes that hasn't seen a fresh layer of paint in years.
This is why my main goal In life is to bring light to low income communities. Better education opportunities so kids can break the cycle of hardship. Provide education on taxes, credit, work ethic skills/ workshops and classes that don't require thousands of dollars etc.. and redeveloping affordable homes to low income the list goes on.
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