DC residents launch a city-wide tenant union in hopes to foster solidarity across the District | Streetsense

August 29, 2019
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On August 29, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Made in D.C.: Which areas have the highest share of D.C.-born residents, was cited by Streetsense:

In the 1950s, the Southwest part of D.C. underwent huge gentrification that forced 23,000 people to be relocated into public housing east of the Anacostia River, said University of the District of Columbia history professor Amanda Huron at a June 25 seminar about the history of D.C. tenant organizing. 

The legacy of this displacement persists today. According to the D.C. Policy Center, almost 80 percent of D.C.-born adults live in Wards 7 and 8.

Read more: DC residents launch a city-wide tenant union in hopes to foster solidarity across the District | Streetsense

Related: Made in D.C.: Which areas have the highest share of D.C.-born residents | D.C. Policy Center

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