A tool meant to help minorities buy homes is instead speeding up gentrification in D.C. | Washington Post

August 09, 2019
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On August 9, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, A decade of demographic change in D.C.: Which neighborhoods have changed the most?, was cited in the Washington Post:

Yet Washington is also the most rapidly gentrifying metropolitan area in the United States. Since 2000, 22 percent of D.C. census tracts have seen a large influx of wealthier residents. Gentrification has demographic implications, too. Between 1990 and 2010, the two tracts covering the section of Columbia Heights between 14th and 16th streets saw the black share of the population drop by 20 and 30 percentage points, respectively. The white share in each jumped by more than 20 points.

Read more: A tool meant to help minorities buy homes is instead speeding up gentrification in D.C. | Washington Post

Related: A decade of demographic change in D.C.: Which neighborhoods have changed the most? | D.C. Policy Center

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