Rising housing costs and the growing popularity of walkable neighborhoods have put pressure on low-income residents throughout the New York metropolitan region. According to a new RPA report, Pushed Out: Housing Displacement in an Unaffordable Region, nearly one million people are at risk of future displacement.
While gentrification and rising housing costs are well known in New York City, the report highlights that these challenges have spread throughout the metropolitan region.
To understand how displacement pressure is playing out in places like East Harlem, Elizabeth, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y., and Bridgeport, Conn., RPA collaborated with its fourth regional plan community partners to collect stories from residents who are experiencing the effects and are worried about their housing.
Listen to their stories, highlighted in the interactive map below.