A Bronx-based building known as the birthplace of hip-hop has been the subject of a high-profile tug of war between gambling real-estate investors and an eclectic yet powerful group of tenants, housing advocates, city agencies, local politicians, and hip-hop artists. The buildings well-publicized plight has helped shine a light on the threat predatory equity poses to affordable multifamily housing.
Focusing on the most vulnerable communities and people and addressing racial and economic disparities is not only the right thing to do — it’s the only way we can succeed in building strong regions and a strong national economy.
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is dealing with an evolving set of discrimination challenges facing families, changes in the very definition of “family,” and the political realities of the 112th Congress. Trasviña is no stranger to this balancing act.
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