Current Projects

Replicating gentrification and displacement maps

The Urban Displacement Project is providing technical assistance to the national initiative, SPARCC (Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge), in the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Memphis. We are supporting local SPARCC partners with analysis of local gentrification and displacement data - towards a better understanding of neighborhood change in each of these cities, as well as towards a national narrative around gentrification and displacement. This project is funded by SPARCC.

 

Assessing the impacts of tenant protections in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

This project will study the impacts of tenant protections in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, focusing on the analysis of rent stabilization and just cause for evictions policies in East Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. The project is funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and will be carried out in collaboration with Stanford University, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Public Advocates.

Evaluating the impacts of policies and investments on displacement in the Bay Area

This project will study the the impacts of a variety of policies and investments on displacement at the regional scale in the Bay Area. Such policies and investments will include tenant protections policies – such as rent stabilization and just cause for eviction ordinances – and investments – such as new market rate construction, as well as subsidized housing development. This project is funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and will be carried out in collaboration with Stanford University and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Examining the unintended effects of climate change mitigation: a new tool to predict investment-related displacement

This project will examine the unintended effects of climate change mitigation investment-related displacement, focusing on three regions: the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Fresno county. This research will estimate the relationship between displacement pressures and California’s climate mitigation strategies, policies and the investments made possible by the Cap and Trade program in order to create tools that state agencies can to use to predict and mitigate the displacement impacts of future investments. The project is funded by Strategic Growth Council, and partners include Stanford University, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Public Advocates, Public Counsel, California Housing Partnership and Leadership Counsel.

Neighborhood change methodology for Fair Housing Task Force

This project is working to incorporate neighborhood change metrics into the state Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC)’s methodology for determining where Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) affordable housing development will be incentivized. Using metrics from the Opportunity Maps developed by the Fair Housing Task Force,  UDP is working with the Task Force to incorporate change over time into the methodology.