Organizer: National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)
WELCOME: The People & Places partners will say a few words about the current state of low- and moderate-income people and places — and the importance of partnering to advance prosperity and equity. Hala Farid, director of Citi's Office of Inclusive Housing will speak to the urgency of addressing displacement in the rapidly-gentrifying communities.
KEYNOTE: Remarks by Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City and This Land Is Our Land
PANEL: People's Right to Their Places: Community Accountability in an Age of Displacement
Gentrification is becoming evident in more housing markets all over the country, where increased real estate prices have led to displacement of long-term neighborhood residents and small businesses from communities that they have called home for decades. At the same time, community-based organizations from low-income communities are resisting gentrification through grassroots organizing, policy, and planning strategies. Join panelists from across the country to discuss how displacement has impacted local communities of color; strategies for engaging local residents who are directly impacted by gentrification; and community driven policy and planning solutions to address displacement.