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UC Berkeley Researchers Predict Bay Area Gentrification Will 'Accelerate'

UC Berkeley Researchers Predict Bay Area Gentrification Will 'Accelerate'
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Screen capture of UCB Urban Displacement Project's new Urban Displacement Map.

A study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers at the Urban Displacement Project predicts that gentrification and displacement will continue to accelerate in both low and high income Bay Area neighborhoods.

The organization's new Urban Displacement Map shows that many are in the South Bay. 

Berkeley News noted that development in places like Redwood City and the area surrounding San Jose's Diridon Station is largely high-end, which will leave little in the way of affordable housing for low income workers in the areas.

The publication quoted the study's concern for East Palo Alto moving away from being "an island of affordability in a sea of wealth."

Among the study's key findings, the number of census tracts at risk of displacement are 123 percent higher than the numbers of census tracts already experiencing displacement, "indicating that the transformation of the Bay Area will continue to accelerate."

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