February Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

    Another month and here we are: roundup time. Here are a few stories that caught my eye this month. 1) Fremont wake mourns loss of affordable housing -Rising rents and new developments are pricing out longtime residents of this Seattle neighborhood. To bring attention to their cause, a group of former and current area residents held […]

Gentrification and naivite

Gentrification is a phenomenon of neighborhood change. Higher-income people, drawn by inexpensive housing, move into lower-income areas and gradually raise the economic base until the original low-income residents can no longer afford to live in their community. Affordable housing units are redeveloped into condominiums and market-rate apartments, and once-stable populations are displaced. Learning about this process, and witnessing its […]