Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Climate Gentrification: Inequality in the Shifting Miami Housing Market

By Elizabeth Leape Published April 30, 2018

Rising sea levels primarily affect low-lying coastal communities, but, as beachfront residents move to higher ground, historically black and low-income neighborhoods such as Little Haiti are disappearing and their residents forced out to flood-prone areas. The shifting housing market reveals deep-rooted inequality in the region and the need for a comprehensive relocation strategy.