Across Brooklyn, rents have steadily been rising for decades. But in recent years, neighborhoods like Flatbush that had been somewhat insulated have seen spikes in housing costs as higher-income residents flock deeper and farther across the borough than before.
Throughout her 40 years living in South Florida, Levine Cava has developed key relationships with Haitian-American leaders like François. Her deep ties to the community — some cultivated since the early 1980s, others created during her last six years representing District 8 on the county commission — helped Levine Cava defeat her opponent by eight points on Nov. 3.
During Florida’s early voting period Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, Haitian-American voters often cited the fate of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic among the leading reasons motivating them to vote. Those who said they voted for the president tended to care more about the economy over issues like immigration.
This is The Haitian Powerhouse, a newly-formed group based at 8291 NE 2nd Ave. that functions like an unofficial Biden-Harris campaign headquarters. Its purpose is to get out the vote among Haitian-Americans and other community members in South Florida.
Wednesday evening’s vice presidential debate focused largely on the coronavirus pandemic, which had a devastating impact on Haitian-Americans, from New York to Florida.
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