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A triple threat: Rising rent, gentrification and coronavirus push Haitians out of NYC
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A triple threat: Rising rent, gentrification and coronavirus push Haitians out of NYC

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.

Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians
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Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians

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.

Haitian-Americans await election results after strong showing at the polls
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Haitian-Americans await election results after strong showing at the polls

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.

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