Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district’s character and culture. It includes the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact […]
The Columbus region will add 1 million new residents over the next three decades. While that rate of growth will feel relatively steady in the coming years — that’s around a 1.5 percent annual increase in population — the long term effects will add up to be a very drastic change to central Ohio. While Columbus and […]
The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced last week the creation of the Central Ohio Community Land Trust, to be overseen by the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation. It’s an effort that has been in the works for months, and one that advocates hope can become an effective tool in the fight against gentrification. […]
Are you concerned about gentrification and the displacement of local seniors? Are you a senior with a story to tell about your housing? You are invited to a Public Forum to meet with representatives from City Council, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Columbus Public Health, City Code Enforcement and others.
Outsider moves into a new neighborhood — it’s a decent house, inexpensive, and the realtor used the words “up-and-coming.” Some like to say it’s getting “cleaned up,” or, in an even less tactful way, “nearing complete gentrification.” In other words: the poor black and brown (and sometimes white) people are on their way out. Meanwhile, […]
NEIGHBORHOOD CONVERSATIONS Mayor Ginther’s 2018 State of Our City: Neighborhood Conversations will be held at locations throughout the community. These panel discussions are separated by topic: March 6, 2018 6:00 p.m. Shared Prosperity and Mobility Milo-Grogan Recreation Center – 862 E. 2nd Ave. Each of the talks begins at 6 p.m. Choose the topics that […]
A program that provides money to Near East Side residents interested in fixing up their homes received a funding boost earlier this month. The program is being administered by PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation), the nonprofit focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding OSU Hospital East that is supported by OSU, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, […]