Affordable Housing: A Key Component if NJ’s Cities Are to Thrive
Gentrification is one of the factors transforming today’s cities, but to achieve true community, long-term local residents must have a place in the mix
- Credit: Amanda Brown
Cities that are affordable, accessible, comfortable, safe, and interesting – that’s what creates a thriving community. But urban revitalization brings with it many concerns, chief among them rising prices that drive out existing residents.
At our recent conference NJ Spotlight on Cities, we devoted two sessions to the idea of housing in the cities. How do you gentrify neighborhoods without pushing the existing community out? And what responsibilities do cities have to provide new affordable housing?
This pair of podcasts offers some insights into how New Jersey can transform the state’s living space equitably.
The NJ Spotlight Conference Series ison ITunes.
Affordable Housing in the Cities