Building-wide eviction in Forest Hills: Ana, Nanci, Orlando, Milagros and Nilsa's Story

In 2015 as the housing market was heating up, the owner of this Forest Hills apartment building gave $300/month rent increases to the 5 single parents and their children living here. Then they received no-fault eviction notices. They united in the face of their landlord's attempt to "clear-out" their building, created community, and supported each other while their housing was unstable. Eventually in 2016, they collectively won a multi-year lease with affordable rent increases.