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Source:  Hyperallergic

Over the past 18 months, the struggle over gentrification and displacement in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, has focused on a crop of about a dozen art galleries that have moved into the predominantly Latino neighborhood, and community activists who have taken a hard line against them, unequivocally demanding that all art spaces leave the area.

According to residential real estate website Trulia, the median monthly rent for an apartment in Boyle Heights has jumped from $1,825 to $2,550 over the past year, a significant increase in a neighborhood where over 75% of the residents are renters, and the median household income is just over $33,000, according to the LA Times.

Watch the Field of Vison documentary short, “The Town I Live In,” below and read the story at Hyperallergic.

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