Gentrification in Los Angeles may be making it difficult for low-income families to keep their homes.
Gentrification is when urban neighborhoods are renovated and middle-class residents are moved in. Many cities in the Los Angeles area are now experiencing this phenomenon.
It has been a controversial issue with both positive and negative sides. On one hand, the beautification of a neighborhood attracts wealthier homeowners and elevates the status of a neighborhood.
The effects of gentrification are noticeable in poorer areas. The process of gentrification has been known to push out lower-income families who can’t afford to stay in the newly renovated neighborhoods.
Valley View News Reporter Dazhanae Howard has more on how gentrification is affecting Los Angeles residents.