October 6, 2020
November 2, 2020
October 6, 2020 - October 19, 2020
In recent years, Gentrification has come to dominate the neighborhood change discussion nationally and the sensationalization of this term has muddied the waters in community conversations around development or investment. Neighborhood leaders are reasonably concerned with investment leading to displacement or the cultural or social transformation of their community.
HCD is always seeking ways to leverage public investment to increase quality of life for all Memphians. However, if neighbors are concerned with losing places for working and middle-class families to live, then previous HCD research has shown that is happening in a variety of ways. For example, the recently published State of Memphis Housing Report found that Memphis is losing its affordable housing from the “bottom of the market” or from the processes of disinvestment. As a result, existing ways to measure displacement are more geared to the “top of market” housing affordability lost common in hotter market cities like Washington, D.C., San Francisco, or Los Angeles.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that Memphis is missing over 38,000 affordable housing units at the 30% Area Median Income or lowest level of affordable housing need. How can we track where and how Memphis losing affordable housing and how can this data inform HCD program and policies to proactively address this loss?
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