We're focusing on gentrification in Durham. The town's status as a premier research and university town and its increasingly hip downtown have generated lots of glitz and growth, but have also raised questions about the displacement of Durham's historically prominent black middle class, as well as its poorer residents. As housing costs rise, what happens to residents who get pushed out? And as rents increase in the now-fancy downtown, where do small and minority-owned businesses go? How do these changes play out in this dynamic and complicated place?
A few years ago, the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area (located mostly in Guilford County) was identified as the hungriest in the U.S. More recently, the Food Research and Action Center's 2016 report ranked it ninth in the nation. We're going to be examining anti-hunger efforts in High Point and looking at the structural conditions that create the need in the first place.