Arielle Tornheim

In the article posted below it talks about how in Denver they want to try and gentrify the neighborhoods without displacing the residents. Many of the neighborhoods are already becoming gentrified, leaving many residents without homes because they can’t afford it. Denver wants to try and help by giving these people workforce training in order for them to get a decent job and be able to afford it. I think it’s a really good idea because people shouldn’t have to be kicked out of their homes that they lived forever in. What are some of your thoughts? Do you think it’s a good idea or do you know of a better way that can help?
Article-http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_29910637/denver-seeks-gentrification-without-displacing-residents

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  1. Although work force training to help people afford the rising price of homes as a result of gentrification is a good start, I don’t believe it is a solution to the issue. Many jobs that pay enough to afford the high prices of gentrified neighborhoods require years of schooling, degrees, and experience. Job training will not help them increase their salary to that point. I believe the cities need to step in and in a way prevent gentrification. I know critics will say “don’t be upset because some people have more money then you” and that “educated people with money fixing a neighborhood is a positive thing”, but they need to look at the bigger picture. They are kicking or forcing people out who have lived their all their lives. Moving is expensive and sometimes people are stuck in the situation they are in such as low income etc. More compassion is needed in my opinion.

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