Civil Rights attorney Aristotle Theresa filed a lawsuit against the city of Washington, D.C. seeking $1 billion in damages for gentrification.
The suit claims that the urban renewal policies and city housing have discriminated against some of city’s longstanding African-American residents forcing them out of neighborhoods.
This seems to be the trend across the nation in cities everywhere so what’s really going on?!
Anyway, the lawsuit reads “The city is intentionally trying to lighten black neighborhoods, and the way they have primarily been doing it is through construction of high density, luxury buildings, that primarily only offer studios and one bedrooms.”
Aristotle Theresa filed the lawsuit on behalf of three African-American women who are afraid they are being pushed out of the city because of climbing housing cost due to the redevelopment which effects low-income black neighborhood’s in the D.C. area.
The complaint also sites the the Adrian Fenty Administration’s Creative Action Agenda and Vincent Gray’s Creative Economy Strategy, which are remaking D.C. as a city for “creative” workers, or white millennial’s.
The city of D.C. has not said anything and will not comment on pending litigations.
Again, this is happening across the country my question is why, what’s the real reason behind the housing redevelopment boom?