The neighborhood of Oak Park is known as a low-income area. Now, it is known as a place where up and coming events are happening and the locals are getting pushed out. See more at Access Local TVRead More The Gentrification of Oak Park
What happens when a community’s central shops and services get displaced? See more from Media Arts CenterRead More Gentrification
Bioscience companies make remake the eastside of LA, but will it be any good for the residents there now? Read more at Boyle Heights BeatRead More Will LA Bioscience Corridor Remake BH For Good?
Facing the drastic rises in rent, the fifth apartment in Long Beach has gone on strike to protest the hikes. Long Beach’s Crystal Niebla and Michael Lozano bring us a video of the tenant strike. “Right now we don’t know what we are going to do. How are we going to eat?” Long Beach’s Crystal […]Read More Tenants Facing Rent Hike In Central Long Beach Say, ‘Enough.’
While some support the widespread construction of new buildings in Long Beach, others are experiencing the major drawback of these developments: rising rent costs. “It’s a beautiful thing that the buildings are being done, but the issue is how much is being done for the lower income people.” Read more at VoiceWaves.Read More As Downtown Long Beach Continues To Grow Upwards, So Does Rent. Here’s What Residents Say
In Boyle Heights, residents have coined a new name for community members who leave the area, then come back with different ideas: gentefication. Some believe this process contributes to rising living costs, while others think it can start a renaissance in Boyle Heights. “You know if the person comes back and they have the same […]Read More A New Phenomenon Called ‘Gentefication’
Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing throughout Los Angeles paints a stark picture in Boyle Heights where some residents must spend upwards of 70 percent of their income to pay the rent each month. Advocates are working to educate renters about their rights. “We want to make sure the majority of our Boyle […]Read More Housing squeeze in Boyle Heights makes for tough choices
An outdoor performance, new art galleries, and coffee shops in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights community have sparked opposition from groups who want to call attention to the ways gentrification displaces low income residents and people of color. Critics say the controversial movement, called Defend Boyle Heights, is harassing small businesses when its members could be […]Read More Boyle Heights group sparks controversy with anti-gentrification push
The word ‘gentrification’ means upgrades to some and whiteness to others. In the Bay Area, the widespread gentrification of traditionally working class neighborhoods is making it hard for the average family to get by. “The prices of everyday things are increasing.” Read more at Richmond Pulse.Read More Gentrification means more white people moving in
A youth reporter for VoiceWaves took to the streets of Long Beach with an audio recorder to talk about gentrification and the high cost of housing. Some people refused to talk about the issue, one of the biggest challenges facing the city, but others spoke up. “More expensive businesses are moving in, like there’s expensive […]Read More How do Long Beach neighbors talk about gentrification?