The sharing economy was supposed to benefit residents. Instead, our investigation shows it’s accelerating gentrification, making neighborhoods richer and whiter. In this collaboration with HuffPost, we take you to a block in Treme where 10 of the 16 homes are vacation rentals.
Emily Peck and Charles Maldonado
Emily Peck is a senior reporter who covers business, economics and gender inequality at HuffPost. She is a former Wall Street Journal editor and previously worked for The American Lawyer magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Charles Maldonado covers the city of New Orleans and other local government bodies for The Lens. He previously worked for Gambit, New Orleans’ alternative newsweekly, where he covered city hall, criminal justice and public health. Before moving to New Orleans, he covered state and local government for weekly papers in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn. He can be reached at email@example.com.