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Low-Income Neighborhoods

October 1, 2019, 9am PDT
The Miami Herald is running a series of articles to explore the regional housing crisis. The latest in the series focuses on gentrification and displacement in the Little Haiti neighborhood.
Miami Herald
September 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Planners are giving shape to one of the potentially controversial aspects of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
MinnPost
March 3, 2019, 9am PST
In 1970, half of the city's census tracts were middle-income. Now, only 16 percent of them remain so. Polarization between the well-off and the poor essentially splits the city in two.
WBEZ 91.5
February 12, 2019, 8am PST
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans Advocate
October 10, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at the numbers reveals stark divides among Toronto neighborhoods.
Toronto Star
March 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Salvation Army grocery stores opening across the United States will provide lower income families with better access to healthy foods.
Modern Cities
April 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Driven by economic and demographic trends, poverty in "outer ring" suburbs is on the rise. Since 2000, Atlanta's suburbs have seen the highest rate of change in poverty of any comparable metro region.
WABE
July 22, 2015, 10am PDT
A $250 million project, eight years in the making, returned inpatient hospital care to the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2015, 8am PDT
Although income inequality receives plenty of coverage these days, research suggests that neighborhoods of color have less access to resources than white neighborhoods despite similar median incomes.
Next City
March 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
A new study analyzing the amenities in 165 parks in the four-county Kansas City metro region found that low-income neighborhoods suffer from a lack of play spaces, despite having more parks per capita, reports Emily Badger.
The Atlantic Cities
April 25, 2012, 1pm PDT
Angie Schmitt reports on the results of a new study tying low-income neighborhoods to much higher rates of pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist injuries.
Streetsblog D.C.