Gentrification and the skyrocketing cost of housing is fueling wealth inequality in the nation’s capital. The Center for Public Integrity is partnering with the Washington Informer, a newspaper serving the D.C. area’s African American community for nearly 60 years, to investigate how gentrification is threatening Black home ownership in Washington, D.C.
Understanding the struggles of Black home owners in D.C.
“Our House” is a bimonthly newsletter that will examine the history and obstacles Black homeowners in Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 face, which are still more than 90 percent Black despite 2020 Census figures showing, for the first time in decades, that the city as a whole now has more white residents.
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