Written By Will Kralovec

On August 14, 2020

From the laptop of JJK Places’ President:

Further evidence of why the work that JJK Places and others in the affordable housing realm is so crucial was recently released via a study cpnducted by the Washington, D.C.-based National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

As the Denver Post reported, “The study examined more than 10,600 neighborhoods in U.S. cities that researchers classified as ‘eligible to gentrify.’ That means that home values and incomes in those areas were below the 40th percentile nationally. Of these areas, 954 neighborhoods experienced gentrification from 2013 to 2017. Researchers tracked changes in income, home value and the percentage of residents who had obtained college degrees.

Of the 80 neighborhoods in the Denver-Aurora area that met eligibility criteria, 22 gentrified during the study period, a rate of 27.5%. That’s a higher rate than in any other U.S. metro other than San Francisco-Oakland (31.3%) and ahead of No. 3 Boston by more than 6 percentage points.

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-Will Kralovec

President and Founder