Portland neighborhood to revitalize without gentrification


The community organization, Our 42nd Avenue, wants to rejuvenate the area without displacing residents.

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The community organization, Our 42nd Avenue, wants to rejuvenate the area without displacing residents.

Program manager Michael DeMarco is working to create a new kind of revitalization through old-fashioned community organizing. Door to door, block by block, DeMarco is working with the community to answer a question that closer-in neighborhoods have not been able to solve: How can 42nd change without pushing current residents out?

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