10 U.S. Cities Launch Anti-Displacement Network

More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT | Elana Eden
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City leaders from around the United States will collaborate on policies to prevent displacement and promote equitable development through a new initiative from PolicyLink. As part of the All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network, teams from ten cities will study tenant protections, community land trusts, commercial neighborhood stabilization, and inclusionary zoning, according to Curbed's Patrick Sisson.

The cities are sending top brass to join the effort, with teams comprising mayors, city councilmembers, and senior city staff, as well as community leaders. They will confer with national experts through the network.

Sisson notes that for now, the group's anti-displacement work may be primarily defensive, as housing aid and Fair Housing protections won in the Obama era face threats from the Trump administration.

The ten member cities are: Austin; Boston; Buffalo; Denver; Nashville; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; San José; Santa Fe; and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Curbed
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