Hurting the Clients
- 2016: "The BOP should not renew Hope Village’s contract" (Council for Court Excellence, 12/12/2016)
- 2013: "D.C. halfway house is more like 'Hopeless Village'" (Washington Post, 08/29/2013)
Real-estate developers can profoundly change the fortunes and character of a struggling community – for better or for worse. Development can, for instance, attract new businesses that create jobs for local residents, provide new goods and services and promote stability and safety. Or, conversely, development can lead to gentrification in which high-income families move into the neighborhood, drive up housing costs and displace middle-and low-income residents.