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These are research, reports, whitepapers and publications that support our work


The JM Kaplan Foundation selected our initiative from a pool of 1354 applicants. Our work was featured in the JM Kaplan Innovation Prize 2019 report. In the article, they highlight our innovative way to fight gentrification through cultural heritage preservation and the use of shared equity models to preserve small businesses in place.


This report is the outcome of a community collaboration including meetings, interviews, surveys, conversations and lots of research focused on retaining and growing small businesses at risk of displacement in Miami, FL. The study targets an area defined by NW 17th Avenue between 20th and 36th Street in the Allapattah neighborhood of the City of Miami, Florida. Our organization’s mission is focused on implementing this plan.


This guide explains how to analyze and anticipate neighborhood change to achieve equitable development. Putting equitable development principles into practice requires organizing, policy, and investment strategies that are based on knowledge about how and why neighborhoods change over time, including data-driven projections of how real estate market activity and the location of residents vulnerable to displacement. 


The Allapattah Collaborative CDC participated in a working group organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation, where several nonprofits came together to contribute their knowledge, best practices and insights to create a comprehensive Community Benefit Agreement sample that communities can use as a starting point when drafting binding and enforceable agreements for their neighborhoods.


The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders published a working paper focused on the effects of gentrification on small businesses by identifying the factors that influence the neighborhood and business changes. Research into the effects of gentrification and neighborhood change on minority-owned small businesses is new and limited. As a result, the following brief can be considered an initial exploration into the field informed by available data, policy, partnerships with small business-serving organizations, and anecdotes provided by small business owners who are facing the realities of neighborhood change on a regular basis. The strategies identified were included with the intention that this brief can provide some guidance to local organizations encountering small businesses in their community at risk of displacement as a result of neighborhood change.

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