Pushed Out: Displacement Today and Lasting Impacts

Displacement Explainer Video

Displacement Video Sources


Eviction Epidemic

Health Impacts

  • Displacement can lead to stress and depression. The year following an eviction, mothers are 20 percent more likely to report depression than their peers. At least two years after their eviction, mothers were still experiencing significantly higher rates of depression. Source: Desmond, Matthew and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro (2015). “Eviction’s Fallout: Housing, Hardship, and Health.”
  • Displacement can have myriad negative health impacts on children. “Outcomes identified in association with frequent moves included: higher levels of behavioral and emotional problems; increased teenage pregnancy rates; accelerated initiation of illicit drug use; adolescent depression; and reduced continuity of healthcare.” Source:  Jelleyman, Tim and Nicholas Spencer (2008). “Residential mobility in childhood and health outcomes: a systematic review.”

Impacts of Moves on Kids

Neighborhood Effects

Community Power

  • “Residents who are dispersed from other members of their community may have less political power as voting blocs are diluted and communities become less organized, inhibiting their ability to advocate for needed changes.” Source: Causa Justa Just Cause (2014). “Development without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area.” (See additional sources cited in report.)

No One-Size-Fits-All Solutions

  • Protection of residents, production of affordable housing, and preservation of existing affordable housing stock are all key pieces of preventing displacement. See our Investment without Displacement workshop series for more information.

Additional Resources


This video was made in collaboration with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank 
and ​the Great Communities Collaborative, an initiative of the San Francisco Foundation.
Take a look at the gentrification and displacement page on the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank's site.