Housing Affordability in Concourse/Highbridge: The Promise of Affordable Housing May Bring False Hope

This community profile takes an in-depth look at “affordable housing” in the Concourse/High­bridge neighborhood of the Bronx—one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. A large percentage of new affordable housing units are financially out of reach for low-income residents in the neighborhood. Could new plans for development and affordable housing in the Jerome Avenue Corridor of the South Bronx destabilize this already vulnerable community?…

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A Neighborhood Divided: Gentrification, Poverty, and Homelessness in Elmhurst/Corona

This report reveals that low-income families in the Elmhurst/Corona section of Queens, New York, are at risk of growing housing instability in the face of gentrification, rising rents, and a rapidly vanishing affordable housing stock. Community development and gentrification often push lower income residents out of desired and affordable neighborhoods. Understanding that a potential crisis is on the doorstep, this community has a unique opportunity to manage and hopefully reduce the instability that ultimately drives many families into homelessness.…

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