Downtown Displaced: Gentrifying Mount Vernon Square, 1840-Present

Interesting article about the gentrifying of the Mount Vernon Square area and Carnegie Library's role in it, written by Dan Kerr in Street Sense Media. On May 11, Apple Inc. completed its most extensive historic renovation to date and opened its new Carnegie Library location to the public. Overall, the public and local press greeted … Continue reading Downtown Displaced: Gentrifying Mount Vernon Square, 1840-Present

Residents Push Gray to Fully Fund UMC

Residents east of the Anacostia River aren’t known to go to the John A. Wilson Building for city business, but they turned out in droves on Oct. 25 to let D.C. Council member Vincent Gray know how they want the United Medical Center supported unconditionally by the city government. Read the full article in the … Continue reading Residents Push Gray to Fully Fund UMC

D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.

An article by Andrew Giambrone from DC Curbed cites a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that says thirty-two thousand children in the nation’s capital live below the federal poverty line, one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S. when considered among states. That’s roughly 26 percent of the under-18 population in … Continue reading D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.

Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, bucking national trends, report says

Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, bucking national trends, report says, by Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, April 26, 2019: In the District of Columbia, low-income residents are being pushed out of neighborhoods at some of the highest rates in the country, according to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, which sought to track demographic and economic changes … Continue reading Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, bucking national trends, report says