Tag: gentrification and underdeveloped neighborhoods

Did the Comprehensive Community Initiatives of the 1990s, early 2000s Bring About Change?

By Meir Rinde

Read the full article from Shelterforce here.

“While their methods and specific goals varied, the CCIs all sought to bring focused resources and the lessons of past revitalization initiatives to poor, urban neighborhoods in order to effect broad change at the individual, neighborhood, and systems levels. They aimed to help local groups organize their communities, develop leaders, improve the physical infrastructure, boost their economies, enhance access to human services, and strengthen social bonds.”

Dunkirk nonprofit plans new housing development for Fruit Belt neighborhood

By Jonathan Epstein

Read the full article from Buffalo News here.

“That would bring 50 new apartments and homes to the low-income community east of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and north of downtown. The project would help counteract the gentrification trend in the neighborhood by keeping rents down for its new apartments. The nonprofit agency is partnering with the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust, which is the city’s designated developer for vacant sites in the neighborhood.”

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Inzajeano Latif

Essay by Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

Published by AOP

“In honour of Black History Month, member Inzajeano Latif shares his project, The Boisterousness of Silence: The Marginalised of Tottenham. An autobiography told through considered street portraits of the marginalised of Tottenham. ‘In telling their story, Inz tells his own story.'”

Buffalo’s Tax Assessment to Exacerbate Eviction Problem

By Ian Stern

“The question boils down to who has the right to a neighborhood? Is it the people who are living and have been living in their home and community for decades, with strong social and spatial ties? Or is it the people who want to live in the new up and coming neighborhood or the hospitals and medical research facilities and the people they employ?”

Scammer isn’t the real source of blight on Buffalo’s East Side

By Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

“According to The News, HouHou and his investors littered and left the city’s communities with boarded-up and vacant, deteriorating, demolished, burned-down and vandalized houses. First and foremost, these neighborhoods were blighted long before HouHou came to Buffalo. Blight does not happen overnight or even in a few years. Neighborhood decline takes decades.”

Housing and Neighborhood Development

By Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

“Neighborhoods matter in the quest to mitigate the harmful effects of poverty and low-incomes on the lives of Erie County residents. An abundant literature argues that neighborhood contexts are, in themselves, important determinants of the life chances and outcomes of people’s lives. The individual, the neighborhood, and the institutions, found inside and outside the community, interact to influence the socioeconomic wellbeing of its residents.”