Is it possible to move into affordable housing after college without gentrifying?

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Posted by Griffin Jennings (MONEY FORUMS: 4, Answers: 0)
Asked on May 6, 2016 3:30 pm
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Um… I don’t think that just moving somewhere even considering your race/class identity or economic privileges is enough to count as gentrification. If you just move into a neighborhood and fit in, even if you know that the neighborhood may be well below your actual means, just trying to save money, it’s ok. Gentrification becomes problematic when a neighborhood/region is targeted by wealthy people and then those people decide that their way of life, and style is more worthy of that place. It’s when people move into a place and replace the existent businesses/infrastructure with things that aren’t affordable for the people who were already there, driving them out. You don’t automatically drive prices of a place up by being there. You can just.. blend.

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Answered: May 6, 2016 9:31 pm
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