Chernail Arnold describes gentrification. It is viewed as urban renewal by many, but some former residents have a different perspective.
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Imagine what a hassle it would be for a single- mother working one job to move from her current residence without financial stability. Unfortunately situations like this and others are common when gentrification comes into the picture.
The renewal of run- down urban areas by middle class people, often resulting in the displacement of lower- income occupants is called gentrification and it affects many lives. And while the promises of renewal come into play, ashes of past lives flutter away in the wind.
Gentrification unconsciously expels people out of there neighborhoods by building million dollar condos in urban areas in which the resident who once lived there can no longer afford. Although some argue the gentrification benefits neighborhoods by providing renovations buildings and attracting individuals with higher incomes, I believe that gentrification is a real issue. Instead of thinking about the people the new condos bring in we should never forget about the people that the new condos shy away.