13.8 Decline and Renewal

Low-income people concentrate in inner-city neighborhoods.

Inner-City Challenges

  • Inadequate job skills
  • Culture of poverty
  • Crime
  • Drugs
  • Homelessness
  • Lack of services
  • Deteriorated housing

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Gentrification

Gentrification is the process by which middle class people move into deteriorated inner-city neighborhoods and renovate the housing.
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