While it's not always good for people who making a living lobbying "on behalf of" the poor, gentrification might actually be good for the poor.
The neighborhood is gentrifying.
That's been a dirty word for 30 years, since the middle and upper classes began returning to many urban cores across the U.S. It brings up images of neighbors forced out of their homes.
But a series of new studies are now showing that gentrifying neighborhoods may be a boon to longtime residents as well — and that those residents may not be moving out after all.
Who knew that making a shithole more desirable would be a good thing?