Gentrification of Harlem

A case study of gentrification and displacement is the community of Harlem in Manhattan. Harlem was a historically Black community since the 1920’s. It has been considered by many to be the center of Black Culture (art, cuisine, music, etc). Starting in the 1990’s Harlem has been the site of urban ‘improvement’. And while...

Strategies for Housing Affordability

Housing affordability is one of the problems that a lot of people have. People weren’t able to live where they want, they were only able to live where they accept vouchers. In the article, “How to Make City Housing More Affordable” by Mark Peters, he wrote, “Vouchers, rent control and requirements for builders to...

Unaffordable housing

Just by the name of it, we can only make assumptions on how great affordable housing must be.  However, just how “affordable” is it?   According to the government, housing can be deemed “affordable” as long as a family is spending no more than 30% of their income to live there.  The biggest issue...

Is Housing Affordability actually affordable?

Is Housing Affordability actually Affordable? New York City is plagued by wide spread poverty and economic inequality. The most prevalent form of economic stratification is manifested through public housing. Mayor De Blasio is proposing a housing affordability plan, but evidence shows that its effects will be to the contrary. In east NY between 2004-2014...

Inclusion of Segregation is Exclusion of Equality

Persisting segregation has to do with the consistent separation of neighborhoods by color/ethnicity. Those who are colored, especially Black Americans, have throughout history been separated from White Americans in neighborhoods and other living conditions. It’s referred to as persisting segregation because it still persists even throughout all the policy changes that have been made...

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