Articles tagged: Gentrification
Yet, aside from Reddz Trading consignment store on Wisconsin Avenue NW, there are no thrift stores or affordable clothing options around Georgetown (nor are there many in the D.C. area as a whole). But maybe opening a thrift store in Georgetown isn’t actually the best idea––the last thing this already-gentrified neighborhood needs is yet another pricey shop for rich people.
Redeveloping the bridge over the Anacostia River could attract jobs and support local businesses—or exacerbate the city’s housing crisis.
Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.
Georgetown has significantly contributed to homelessness and gentrification in D.C. We have the resources—and the imperative—to do better.
D.C. statehood is not an issue of just taxes or borders. Civil rights, racial justice, and democracy are at stake. Statehood would open up pathways for the 700,000 residents of D.C., 54 percent of whom are people of color, to advocate for themselves and access the same democratic processes that people living in states do.