As Downtown Long Beach Continues To Grow Upwards, So Does Rent. Here’s What Residents Say

While some support the widespread construction of new buildings in Long Beach, others are experiencing the major drawback of these developments: rising rent costs. “It’s a beautiful thing that the buildings are being done, but the issue is how much is being done for the lower income people.” Read more at VoiceWaves.    

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Boyle Heights group sparks controversy with anti-gentrification push

An outdoor performance, new art galleries, and coffee shops in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights community have sparked opposition from groups who want to call attention to the ways gentrification displaces low income residents and people of color. Critics say the controversial movement, called Defend Boyle Heights, is harassing small businesses when its members could be […]

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