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Gentrification is good

Posted by MikeW on October 17, 2000 at 17:13:42:

In Reply to: Citywide Anti-Gentrification March and Rally posted by Citywide Tenants Coalition on October 17, 2000 at 11:12:29:

It brings:

- Increased average income
- Increased tax base (both income and property)
- Construction of new housing and renonvation / better maintenance of existing housing
- Increased activity for local business.
- Decrease in crime

I'm sick of people complaining about neighborhoods improving.

: Saturday, October 28, 2000

: 12:30 PM: Assemble at Mt. Morris Park (124th and Fifth Avenue)
: For March across 125th Street and Rally in Morningside Park (113th Stree)

: Gentrification is displacing long time residents, tenants, and local businesses out of poor and working class neighborhoods throughout New York City--Harlem, northern Manhattan, Chelsea, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Park Slope, Bushwick--where rents are out of control. The targeted neighborhoods are predominantly Black, Latino, Asian and working class whites. We demand preservation of existing affordable housing stock such as Public Housing, Section 8 Housing and Mitchell-Lama Housing; significant increases in housing subsidies, rent regulation protections, increase funding for HPD Code Enforcement Unit and a long term affordable housing policy matched with funding.
: Guest speakers will include union leaders, tenant advocates, community activists and tenants. Drummer, poets, singers and a mime troupe will perform at the rally. Please send in your organization's endorsement of the rally to the Citywide Tenants Coalition - E-mail address:

: We are organizing to build a multi-cultural united front to fight against the sweeping forces of gentrification. JOIN US ON OCTOBER 28TH.

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