Mixed Views of Gentrification’s Threat in East New York

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Homes created by the Nehemiah Program along Snediker Avenue in East New York. Nehemiah and other efforts aimed at and often led by low- and moderate-income residents helped stabilize the area. Now some wonder if gentrification will price those residents out.
 
The area’s improvement—thanks to community action and city policy—is undeniable. What’s debated is whether the same displacement seen in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is headed that way.
 

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