As I see it, while renters often get the blame, people who move to a city for a professional job just need housing and do not have a stake in gentrification and displacement of existing communities being the way this is accomplished. Same with gay communities who want an area that caters to their needs and might be freer from bigotry; same with art studios or hipsters looking for cheap rent and a district that caters to their needs. So, for me the gentrifiers are the banks and developers and city halls that see displacement and heavy-handed policing as the best way to take care of housing.
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Unfortunately people don’t want housing built (which is why city halls restrict construction). Some if them end up displaced.