As climate change pushes sea levels higher and higher, many U.S. cities are facing a peculiar predicament: climate gentrification.
That's because they sit on high ground and are much less likely to flood than coastal properties.
In Charleston, South Carolina, water levels could rise 7 inches by 2030. Officials say the city doesn't have the resources to protect existing public housing from sea-level rise.
And in Galveston, Texas, where 569 public housing buildings were destroyed by two hurricanes, the city initially stalled for seven years on spending billions to rebuild them. Some saw it as an effort "to keep public housing from coming back."
By 2100, as many as 13 million Americans could be displaced by rising water levels, but many Americans are already seeing the effects now.