Report identifies Providence neighborhoods experiencing gentrification pressure

OLNEYVILLE, WHICH has had substantial reinvestment in the past decade, is among the areas of Providence identified in a new report as experiencing gentrification, such as increasing rents. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS
OLNEYVILLE, WHICH has had substantial reinvestment in the past decade, is among the areas of Providence identified in a new report as experiencing gentrification, such as increasing rents. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS
PROVIDENCE — The city has several neighborhoods that have experienced gentrification pressure between 2000 and 2015, according to a new study by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. But the pace isn’t so fast that the city can’t take steps to make sure low-income residents are not displaced, the author states. The case study, written…

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