Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This report examines the process and its impact.
The report looks at three main questions:
How much gentrification has actually taken place over the last decade and how much household displacement has occurred as a result of the loss of affordable housing in these newly pressured locations?
What are the social and economic costs to communities and to low-income households in these neighbourhoods, either as they are displaced to other neighbourhoods in the housing system, or as they remain in place, but with higher housing costs as rents rise?
What are some of the policy implications of gentrification to State housing and Federal government agencies as these are implicated in the forced migration of low income households as affordable housing and marginalisation of low income renters has occurred?
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