Gentrification changes the landscape of a community and our city. Without affordable housing, low-income families get displaced, have to move and resettle elsewhere. For families who have lived in a neighborhood or region all their lives, to move is to leave behind neighbors, friends, and family. Similar to changing careers, to move is to uproot from a once stable foundation, experience and sense of one’s life and start over in an area which may lack resources necessary to sustain one’s family’s need.
In a city, nation and economy changing as much as ours are, how can we keep families in their homes? How are we going to keep — or even make — our neighborhoods and our city (more) vibrant and diverse? Register to attend this session, hosted here at Old First, and sponsored by Center City Organized for Responsible Development (CCORD) and other organizations to learn what is being done, can be done to advocate for “people oriented development.” Come and listen to the panel of leaders and ask your questions.