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Friday, September 28, 2007

Bronx Housing Squeeze makes it to Prison Radio

Imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal's most recent piece on prisonradio.org, The Latest Battle in the War Against the Poor, focuses on housing struggles around the country.

In many cities, the forces of gentrification are weighing not only on home-buyers, but on renters, for as the price of housing properties increase, so does the price of rental properties in a market that is bursting through the roof. But, for many, the bubble has burst.

It's also evident that Mumia has been reading the West Bronx Blog and/or the UNHP report on Shrinking Affordability:
In New York City, homeowners are spending between 30-- to -- 50% of their income to pay for the mortgage. The prices, even of rents, drives people from Manhattan, from Brooklyn and from Queens, into the Bronx.

Nice to get a shout out from death row!


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