City and Milwaukee Urban League release official Anti-Displacement Plan

July 5, 2018

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Wednesday, June 25, 2018, the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) and the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted the official release for the city’s Anti-Displacement Plan for neighborhoods surrounding downtown. Using census data from between 2000 and 2016, the report looked for decreases in residents of color and increases in median income as signs of gentrification. The DCD found possible indicators of gentrification in just 10 percent of the approximately 70 neighborhoods it studied in the surrounding downtown area that are actually displaying opposite signs of gentrification or displacement; but further studying needed to be done. Pictured at the event are DCD Senior Planner Nolan Zaroff; LISC Milwaukee Program Housing Officer Jerusha Daniels; MUL Young Professionals Vice-President Tiffany Henry; MUL Young Professionals President Jordan Roman; MUL President and CEO Dr. Eve Hall; Young Development Group President Lavelle Young; Community Advocate Martha Love; State Representative David Bowen(10th District); LISC Milwaukee Senior Program Officer Sakuri Rears; and DCD Long Range Planning Manager Sam Leichtling.