Gentrification, Property Tax Limitation, and Displacement

  title={Gentrification, Property Tax Limitation, and Displacement},
  author={Isaac William Martin and Kevin Beck},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={33 - 73}
Scholars have long argued that gentrification may displace long-term homeowners by causing their property taxes to increase, and policy makers, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have cited this argument as a justification for state laws that limit the increase of residential property taxes. We test the hypotheses that gentrification directly displaces homeowners by increasing their property taxes, and that property tax limitation protects residents of gentrifying neighborhoods from displacement… 

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