Gentrification is a term used to describe the displacement of middle class or lower-income families due to arrival of wealthier people in an urban neighborhood. This is often a result of increasing property values. This is controversial because although the goal is to reduce crime and increase economic activity, established residents find themselves being economically and socially marginalized. Cities across the country such as San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. are heavily impacted by gentrification.
Watch this video to learn more about the effects of gentrification in the Bay Area.