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Join Us: The Big Table Lunch, Mixed-Income Housing & the "G" Word (gentrification)

On August 28, PACT is joining a community-wide effort called The Big Table. On this one day, thousands of people representing different backgrounds, neighborhoods, and interest groups are participating in hundreds of conversations to discuss how we create a strong and connected community.


Mixed-income community development has grown as a popular approach to revitalization of disinvested and high-poverty neighborhoods in urban areas. The objective is to attract residents with higher incomes while maintaining affordable and public housing for lower income residents. It is hoped that, through this strategy, housing developments and perhaps entire neighborhoods can be created that provide strong networks to employment and other resources beyond the neighborhood, more effective demand for high quality amenities and public services, and positive role models for youth. Often perception of this work is not positive and residents fear the “G” word – gentrification.


Mark Joseph, Associate Professor of Community Development at Case Western Reserve University and Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities will facilitate a discussion on this topic. We invite you to join us for lunch as we listen and learn from each other.


Conversation Theme:           Lunch, Mixed-Income Housing & the “G” Word (gentrification)

Location:                                   Martin Luther King Library (Meeting Room 1&2)

Address: 1467 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Time:                                          11:30 a.m. Lunch Served, noon – 1:00 p.m. Discussion


Please RSVP by Friday, August 23 to if you would like to attend this fun and important conversation. Please indicate any diet restrictions when you RSVP.


We look forward to seeing you on August 28 for our Big Table conversation!