Residents in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood are banding together to protest evictions they suspect are related to the rent-controlled status of some of the area’s rental units.

The growing discrepancy between market value and the ‘hood’s rent-controlled units — which can go for half the price of market-value units — account for some of the tension, the New York Times reported.

A group of young activists in the neighborhood has been helping tenants of rent-controlled apartments fight what they consider to be unlawful neglect and evictions made to take advantage of the higher rents the units could receive.

Source: New York Times

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