Gentrification in Seattle

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Over the past 10 years, development and increased population in Seattle has been sparked by a huge influx of high-paid, mostly white, mostly tech-sector employees into the city. Amazon.com is a large driver of this change. Because of this influx (about 14,000 new residents per year), rent has skyrocketed, house availability has declined greatly, and rising property taxes and prices are driving out the poor — and especially people of color — to the outskirts and to other cities. This is having a huge impact on communities like the CD (or Central District). This video explains some of the impact in the CD in the words of local residents:

“A Conspiracy” from Tomilola Adewale on Vimeo.

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