Austin, the capital city of Texas, is facing redevelopment pressures and rising housing costs, resulting in the displacement of vulnerable residents, including low-income renters, low-income families with children, and persons of color, especially African American and Latinx residents.
In 2018, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin created The Uprooted Project to better understand the nature of gentrification in Austin and pinpoint where early intervention can help mitigating displacement in the face of neighborhood changes. . The Urban Displacement Project worked in conjunction with the Uprooted Project to add an analysis of exclusion to its gentrification typology. Exclusive areas are zones that has been historically occupied by moderate to high income residents that are becoming even more exclusive through the loss of low-income residents or the inability of non-affluent households to move in.