How rising property taxes are disproportionately impacting low-income, gentrified neighborhoods | WUSA9

August 13, 2021
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On August 13, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, The rise and demise of racially restrictive covenants in Bloomingdale, was cited by WUSA9:

Much of what shaped these Black neighborhoods was the result of racially restrictive covenants throughout the mid-20th century that banned Black people from buying property in White neighborhoods forcing thousands to move into underdeveloped, industrial segments of the city, according to a report by the D.C. Policy Center.

Read more: How rising property taxes are disproportionately impacting low-income, gentrified neighborhoods | WUSA9
Related: The rise and demise of racially restrictive covenants in Bloomingdale | D.C. Policy Center

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