Displacement + Access: Survey Results & Analysis

Image Description: Title Slide of Tech4Society’s analysis of PPT’s Displacement Survey results. Yellow background with black text that reads, “Displacement: An Analysis of Survey Data Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) Tech4Society May, 2020”

Displacement Survey & Analysis

From 2017 to 2018, PPT staffer Crystal Jennings worked to locate and connect with more than 70 people who had been displaced from their homes to get a better picture of the effect that displacement had on their access to food, work, childcare, healthcare, social connections, and other essential needs. Additionally, Crystal documented their ideas about how to stop gentrification and support people at risk of displacement. This survey remains one of the only resources that document direct individual experiences of the displacement process.

Following the survey, Crystal and PPT worked with the CMU student-led group Tech for Society to analyze people’s responses to give a broad picture of the effects of housing displacement.