Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty are found in every medium and large metropolitan area in the United States. In fact, around one in 15 people in the United States lives in a neighborhood with concentrated poverty—equal to over 20 million people in total.
A new report, based on analysis of more than 2,500 neighborhoods throughout the country over 15 years, reveals eight “indicators of inclusive prosperity” linked to decreasing poverty without displacing local communities. “Reducing poverty without community displacement: Indicators of inclusive prosperity in U.S. neighborhoods,” suggests that focusing on these indicators can help leaders improve outcomes in the future.
On Tuesday, September 20, Brookings Metro hosted an event to present the report’s findings and highlight the specific indicators linked to reducing neighborhood poverty without community displacement. A panel of leaders from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors also discussed the research and share strategies for cultivating inclusive prosperity in U.S. cities.