Gentrification and Neighborhood Change: Helpful Tools for Communities

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This toolkit presents strategies for addressing the pressures of gentrification in a community during different phases of gentrification: before it happens, as it is happening, and after a neighborhood has been gentrified. It is possible to have development without displacement. These tools may offer a starting point for collaboration with community residents, non-profit organizations, local businesses, elected officials, and even developers. We understand that not all neighborhoods are dealing with pressures of gentrification. In fact, many Chicago neighborhoods are struggling with decline and a lack of investment. Still, our goal is to ensure that all Chicago neighborhoods are accessible to households of any income level.