Gentrification

Gentrification

Ronell Giles

The word gentrification is the process of renovating and improving the district so it can  conform the middle class taste. My parents had no idea about the march and they were at work, this is why they didn’t attend. I didn’t attend because I had no idea about the march either, I believe if more people knew about the march then more people would’ve attended or the people that didn’t had work to be done. Catherine E. Pugh is the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. She was born March 10,1950, she serves as an American democratic politician serving as the 50th mayor of Baltimore. “ Subdivisions including chillum, bladnensburg, riverdale and Hyattsville have become wealthier, their home values have increased faster than the rest of P.G. County since 2009.” “Hyattsville increases about 22% from 2009-2016 compared to an increase of only about 7% In the county overall.” “During  this same time period, the population of black residents decreased in these areas and increased in the county’s outer suburbs, indicating that the inner suburbs are gentrifying.  For example, in Riverdale the population of black residents decreased by about 26 percent from 2009 to 2014.”(According to cnsmaryland.org) to Gentrification generally happens when new development in an area attracts higher-income residents and increases home prices and rent, prompting lower-income residents to move elsewhere.Prince George’s County Home Values have Increased in the Inner Suburbs, Mirroring D.C.
From 2009 to 2016, the most noticeable increase in home values has occurred in Prince George’s County’s inner suburbs. The pattern of growth mirrors the change in D.C. from 2009 to 2016, suggesting that gentrification has spread across the city’s border from Northeast D.C. into Prince George’s County. “Prince George’s County as a whole has become less white, dropping from about 23 (23.34) percent to 21 (21.37) percent in recent years, but the inner suburbs are one of the few areas where the white population has increased in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the population of white residents in the inner suburbs has increased by about 8 (7.89) percent.” (According to cnsmaryland.org). I have also noticed more and more Caucasian people in the dc area.