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11th Street Bridge bridging D.C.'s Southeast neighborhoods.

11th Street Bridge bridging D.C.'s Southeast neighborhoods.

When housing prices rise, the poor move out and the well-to-do move in. It’s a process Washington has seen in neighborhood after neighborhood. But where do Washingtonians who are pushed out by gentrification go? Increasingly, a growing concentration of the city’s poor reside in Wards 7 and 8. A recent study suggests that rising housing costs west of the Anacostia are the reason why. Kojo explores the city’s shifting economic inequalities and how to best address them.


  • Claire Zippel Housing Policy Associate, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Kymone Freeman Co-Owner, We Act Radio; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped"
  • Scott Kratz Director, 11th Street Bridge Park Project

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