In my experience with gentrification I have learned that there is no doubt that people are displaced. However, the issue of contention is the degree or the amount of displacement that takes place. While proponents of gentrification argue that gentrification is beneficial because it brings resources and services formerly not given to a gentrified neighborhood, opponents believe that former residents don't actually see the benefits because they are mostly gone. I believe that more people leave gentrified neighborhoods than stay. And in that case these people don't get to reap the benefits of the improved neighborhood. I also believe that regulated gentrification could be the answer to solving issues of urban poverty. With gentrification there is the possibility of diversification of urban neighborhoods. We live in de facto segregation because often our poor neighborhoods are filled with minorities, and lack white demographics. Furthermore, gentrification not only brings about racial diversification, it also brings about economic diversification. With gentrification the tax base of a poor neighborhood would have more income from middle class families moving in, thus more of the ability to provide more funds and resources for education, public safety, sanitation and more.