This study examines the role of community-based nonprofit organizations in neighborhood revitalization/community development and their impact on the level of housing services. The neighborhoods in the study represent certain universalities of gentrification in older communities, and therefore selected for the study. By going beyond the profitability of gentrification, this study examines the social costs associated with gentrification through the lens of nonprofit organizations using quantitative data from Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas. Taking into account nonprofit organizations as important actors in the gentrification field, this study contributes to the understanding of the social cost of gentrification and how community-based nonprofit organizations can be key to mitigating displacement of neighborhood residents and the erosion of social capital.
Lightbourne, Jesseca E.; Sillah, Aminata; and Nukpezah, Julius A.
"Gentrification and Nonprofit Activities for Neighborhood Development in Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas,"
Journal of Public Management & Social Policy: Vol. 30:
1, Article 4.