Studies Show Minority Communities Squeezed Out By Housing Costs

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UC Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project and the California Housing Partnership produced interesting studies of San FranciscoAlameda and Contra Costa counties looking at how rising home prices have displaced minority communities.

The studies found "evidence that these shifts were contributing to new concentrations of poverty and racial segregation in the (counties) and perpetuating racial disparities in access to high-resource neighborhoods."

The studies underscore the work of MTC's CASA project, aimed at developing a Bay Area plan that preserves existing affordable housing while protecting vulnerable populations from housing instability and displacement.




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