The All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network

As rising housing prices continue to outpace wage increases, cities must take concrete steps to prevent the displacement of low-income residents and communities of color. City leaders are increasingly in need of tools to craft effective strategies for all residents to stay, participate, and thrive in their communities.

This is why PolicyLink has launched the All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network. The network is comprised of teams of local elected officials, city staff, and community leaders from 10 cities: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Denver, CO; Nashville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; San José, CA; Santa Fe, NM; and the twin cities of Minnesota (Minneapolis and Saint Paul).

As a part of the network, the city teams are advancing a range of strategies, including renter protections, community land trusts and community ownership models, commercial neighborhood stabilization, inclusionary zoning and other equitable development strategies. Participants are working to build the power, voice, and capacity of communities directly impacted by displacement in defining the challenges and advancing solutions.

Teams from each city are using localized data to analyze the displacement challenges facing renters, at-risk homeowners, local businesses, and cultural districts and institutions. Other network activities include virtual learning labs, individualized coaching sessions with national experts, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

This network is supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Kresge Foundation.