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Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

In many of America’s largest metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, black families making $100,000 or more are more likely to live in poorer neighborhoods than even white households making less than $25,000."Read Article
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National League of Cities Launches First-Ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship

The Equitable Economic Development Fellowship is a two-year, $1 million effort to help equity, transparency, sustainability and community engagement become driving forces in local economic development efforts.
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Beyond Gentrification: Tools for Equitable Development

Most of the communities that face gentrification have suffered population loss over the last two or three decades due to white and middle class flight, disinvestment and draining of resources into sprawling suburban developments.
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How Banks and Developers Collude to Get Rid of New York’s Affordable Housing

Granting huge mortgages on rent-regulated buildings doesn’t make financial sense—unless lenders know buyers will kick out existing tenants.
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There Goes the Neighborhood

A WNYC podcast explores the complexities of gentrification in Brooklyn, New York
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100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
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Oakland’s housing crisis: ‘I’m the last one here. I don’t know if I can stay or go’

"Roughly 60% of the Oakland's residents are renters with a median annual income of about $36,000. Oakland is now the fourth most expensive rental market in the country."
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Affordable Housing, Racial Isolation

A Supreme Court forcefully reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 forbids them from spending federal housing money in ways that perpetuate segregation. Communities across the country have been doing exactly that for decades.
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The Developer as Neighbor: 5 Questions with Seawall’s Thibault Manekin

The Baltimore-based developer oversaw its resurrection in 2008 from a former tin can manufacturer into a mixed-use community of affordable apartments for teachers and office space for nonprofits.
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