The “New” East Liberty

By Greg Godels The catchword is “gentrification”—the popular and relatively benign word for a process of displacement and neglect of poor and minority communities in favor of an urban settler class of young, well-off, and mostly white urban gentry. It is not something entirely new or original: for over half a century, neglectful displacement has […]

Housing Crisis Impacts Hill District Residents

By Carl Redwood In Pittsburgh there is an affordable housing crisis, which is severely impacting families and households with low and very low incomes. Black families are being forced out of the city in large numbers because of their lack of affordable housing options. Over the last four decades, politicians have promised a city that […]