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The Two Way Street: A Look at the Issue of Gentrification in DC

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Jon Fox

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of The Two Way Street: A Look at the Issue of Gentrification in DC

The Two Way Street: Gentrification
What is it?
Is it a problem?
How are we affected?
How do we solve it?
A Look at the Issue of Gentrification in DC What is it?
Location Commuting Amenities A History Lesson
White Flight Urban Decay Increased Crime Rates Plummeting Property Values "Inner City" Culture of Drug Use Single Parent Homes Welfare Crime Vulnerability Meanwhile in the Suburbs.... Change in Lifestyle Values Prices Boredom Gentrification Georgetown 3 Beds
2 Baths
1 Car Garage This Can All Be Yours.... $1,495,000 + 15K per year in Property Taxes
Epidemic The Murder Capital! Columbia Heights U Street Corridor Is it a Problem? Benefits Lower Crime Rates Cultural Resurgence Increased Revenue YES! Influx of People Increased Crime Rates Less Resources Gentrification Leaves People Out In The Cold. How Are We affected? "I am part of all that I have met"
-Alfred Tennyson How do we solve it?

Mixed Income Housing Rent Control and Property Tax Control Advocacy
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