For a local view, NPR takes a look at a rapidly gentrifying D.C. neighborhood, where old often clashes with new. Shaw, a neighborhood north of the White House, has been home to a tight-knit community for decades, but with gentrification becoming the trend in many D.C. neighborhoods, and and increasing amount of people moving in to places they never would've before, some residents are starting to feel like outsiders in their own stomping grounds. Washington D.C. is facing some of the most intense pressure on housing in the country, and it shows in the fact that even the areas with high concentrations of poverty and crime are being eyed by developers. While gentrification can make a positive impact on communities, IHC Global feels that the negative ramifications must be taken into account.
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