Chapter 13.8 Decline and Renewal
Some US inner-city neighborhoods have been gentrified.
Gentrification is the process by which middle class people move into deteriorated inner-city neighborhoods and renovate the housing
Inner city residents are frequently referred to as a permanent underclass because they are trapped in an unending cycle of hardships such as inadequate job skills, poverty, crime, drugs, homelessness, lack of services, and deteriorating housing.
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