Neighborhood Change in Nashville
Like many other cities in the U.S., Nashville, Tennessee, is a site where economic and real estate development are transforming many inner-city neighborhoods making them unaffordable and inaccessible for people with low to moderate incomes. Likewise, new build gentrification is creating enclaves of affluence that are inaccessible to many people who need housing. Our research team is working on multiple projects in this regard from studies of potential public policies that can be enacted for equitable development that serves all income levels, and studies of organizing efforts to preserve public and subsidized housing.
Our report, "Equitable Development: Promising Practices to Maximize Affordability and Minimize Displacement in Nashville's Urban Core," is currently being used by fr organizing efforts of Nashville Organizing for Action and Hope and A Voice for the Reduction for Poverty.
For organizing efforts in Cayce Homes, Nashville's largest public housing development that is being slated for redevelopment, see Cayce United. Also, see additional academic articles on mixed-income housing.