What is the nature of gentrification in the bay area and southern california?

The Urban Displacement Project is a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, community based organizations, regional planning agencies and the State of California’s Air Resources Board. The project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area and Southern California. It focuses on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action. Read an Executive Summary of our work. 

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UCBDisplacement Here's What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable https://t.co/bnFBxeNJcu
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UCBDisplacement Job losses jolt Bay Area -- is the housing crisis to blame? https://t.co/vvxIH4YoUf via @mercnews
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UCBDisplacement These businesses were the heart of Fulton Mall in Fresno, CA. Can they make it on Fulton Street? https://t.co/2AFOegqAah
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UCBDisplacement RT @just_shelter: One percent of Denver renters hire a lawyer when facing eviction. https://t.co/pwkcwvePBe via @denverpost
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UCBDisplacement RT @dillonliam: Housing costs once again a key driver of poverty in California https://t.co/ZhbxAaCih4
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UCBDisplacement RT @dianeyentel: Tenants endure moldy apartments as landlord threatens late fees https://t.co/M7DpJmuNH0 via @houstonchron
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UCBDisplacement RT @CorianneScally: Renters face uninhabitable homes, eviction, and nowhere to go post-Harvey https://t.co/NZqM0VgXLy
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