Gentrification Indicators and Oral Histories in Mattapan

About the map:


Common indicators for gentrification include new development projects that do not adequately allocate affordable housing, "We Buy Ugly Homes" signs, closure of small businesses, vacant homes and parcels, real estate and construction signage, and other visual clues to the changing nature of the neighborhood.

Oral Histories

Interviews with community members about the neighborhood and its history.

Submit an indicator or oral history.


Here are some other helpful resources for studying gentrification in Boston and elsewhere.

Ungentry, a map by Code for Boston

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, whose COVID-19 map and code served as the base for this tool.