New Challenges to Tenant Organizing in New York City
Against The Current vol. 125

Tribich, Chloe
Date Written:  2006-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2006
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13291

On June 16, 2006, 305 West 150th Street, a rundown 84-unit apartment building in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, sold for $6.95 million. The City of New York has documented 274 housing maintenance code violations on this property, reflecting the presence of leaks, broken front door locks and exposed lead paint. The tenants are mostly poor and working class Latinos from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; many depend on subsidies, such as Section 8, to pay rent.

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