To Combat Gentrification, One City Is Changing How Homes Are Bought and Sold

The city of Buffalo is beginning to gentrify, and long-time residents are trying to stop it and keep housing affordable. Under leadership of locals and with support from city officials, the new Fruit Belt Community Land Trust aims to develop a strategic plan and find ways to keep housing in the hands of community members for the next 99 years. Though there is some opposition from people who want to maintain the value of their homes, the land trust leaders are hoping to demonstrate the value that collective action can add to their neighborhood.

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