From Redlining to Resilience: How Residential Segregation Molded the Work of Community-Based Organizations in Historically Black Communities
31 July 2023
Moreover, according to the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail, a digital repository of civil rights activity in the area, many of these units were often in some state of disrepair and as a result sanitation suffered.29 Specifically, from 1957 to 1962, the city’s slum clearance campaign in Cedar-Central and the University-Euclid urban renewal project demolished homes in the eastern part of Hough that wer. [...] The creation of a robust social services model to address some of the more downstream economic, social, and political consequences of housing discrimination is a signature component of the activities of community-based organizations that are impacted by the legacy of redlining and other forms of housing discrimination. [...] For the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC), an organization that is based in and serves part of the Dorchester neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, service delivery is a way to “curry favor and trust with residents and increase autonomy in the neighborhood,” according to executive director Gail Lattimore.42 Codman’s goal is to equip residents with the tools ne. [...] As a result, Park Slope evolved from a lower- to middle-class immigrant community to the home of wealthy finance workers and celebrities such as Steve Buscemi and Sir Patrick Stewart.59 The redevelopment of the nearby Atlantic Yards area via eminent domain in the 2010s in order to construct the Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, further stoked concerns about gentrification. [...] This designation honors the integral contributions of the Black community to the cultural, economic, and social development of the neighborhood.66 Fifth Ward CRC was very involved in pursuing this designation as it strengthened their anti-displacement work by serving as an additional buffer against the fabric of the neighborhood being altered by the introduction of new tenants.