The Barrio Neighborhood Coalition is a group of community members and representatives from neighborhood associations, organizations, and nonprofits.
The group was initially convened by leaders within neighborhoods and communities, including neighborhood association presidents and board members, as a space to discuss issues within barrio and neighborhood communities.
We work together to fight gentrification and displacement, share knowledge about what’s happening in Tucson, and advocate for our communities.
We've started a new initiative called "Mi Barrio No Se Vende. It is aimed at "flippers" who harass homeowners to sell their properties. The outcome of this activity leads to increased gentrification and displacement. We are asking Tucsonans to stand with us by picking signage and placing it in their yards to get the message out.
In conjunction with the Pima County Community Land Trust, we've created a series of guides and glossaries to help people learn about gentrification and resources that are available to prevent displacement or losing their home. They are available in both English and Spanish
The BNC is asking for public support to preserve the unique area known as “Tucson’s Birthplace” from inappropriate development that will gentrify and displace the residents in the area. The BNC
instead is in support of the proposal that will promote a wildlife refuge with open space that honors the historic site with due respect.
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