Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification / by An Huynh

What you have to know about Chinatown is that the vast majority of long-term residents are renters,” she said. “Home ownership is very, very low here, so when you’re talking about renters and property values going up, that’s to their detriment.
 Courtesy of Bryan Ledgard/Flickr

Courtesy of Bryan Ledgard/Flickr

I see a lot of parallels between Seattle's Chinatown/ID and the examples used here of Chinatowns in San Francisco and New York City. The fight to keep these neighborhoods intact happens everyday throughout the country, and support for anti-displacement work is needed now more than ever.

Full article here: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/03/15/515792846/chinatowns-across-the-country-face-off-with-gentrification