The rapid changes to H Street NE continue to make national headlines and this time the publication offering its take is NPR. Their take? It's that long time residents can benefit from the effects of gentrification such as additional parks, grocery stores and businesses. Furthermore, NPR cites a national study from Columbia University which finds that low-income residents are not moving out of neighborhoods considered to be gentrifying any quicker now than they ever were. They cite another study stating that low-income residents who remain in gentrifying neighborhoods have improved credit scores. While the article's interviews are with long time residents of H Street NE, it might be interesting to see what those national studies looked like if the microscope was placed solely on the Atlas District.
· Gentrification May Actually Be Boon to Longtime Residents [NPR]