Frezzia Herrera is a teacher at a bilingual kindergarten and a resident of Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston. She loves her neighborhood – taking walks in the nearby park and having a short commute. So her and her husband were shocked and disappointed when they received a letter informing them that their rent would go up $200 dollars starting the next month.
Herrera complained to City Realty Management, her landlord, and was able to negotiate. But she is just one of many Roxbury residents that is facing these rising costs. Many of her fellow neighbors have joined together to combat the rising prices and to ensure their neighborhood and community do not get uprooted.
Photo by Sara Van Note