Housing and Neighborhood Development

Housing and Neighborhood Development

We need urban renewal, not urban removal. We need development without displacement and gentrification that reinforces race and class segregation. Development should raise up low-income people, not remove them through rising property values that price people with limited incomes out of their neighborhoods.

  • Ida Benderson Senior Center: Restore funding and find a convenient downtown location to re-open.
  • Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance: Require a minimum percentage of low and moderate income units in new or substantially rehabilitated developments of five or more units.
  • Community Benefit Agreements: Require developers to agree to negotiated enforceable performance goals for job creation, affordable housing, and compliance with civil rights, labor, and environmental laws as a condition of permitting and public economic incentives.
  • Support Community Land Trusts that protect low and moderate income residents and enable neighborhoods as a whole to benefit from rising land values when neighborhoods improve.
  • Transportation Justice: Better bus service and bike and pedestrian paths for the 4th District.
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