Why Rent Control Can Help Prevent Climate Displacement

Why Rent Control Can Help Prevent Climate Displacement

Why Rent Control Can Help Prevent Climate Displacement

02/03/21

“Why can rent control help prevent climate displacement?”

As land that is naturally resilient to the effects of climate change becomes more and more scarce, demand for it will only go up. This will increase pricing, which could displace the original inhabitants from the land. However, if we enact rent control policies in these areas, then we can ensure that these residents do not have to leave against their own will. This mode of thought could have great use for areas that are already experiencing climate gentrification such as Little Haiti in Miami. This is Why Rent Control Can Help Prevent Climate Displacement.

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