Fixed Income Tenant ‘Might Have To Leave’ Harlem

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After decades working in finance, Jean Covington hoped to spend her retirement in her Harlem neighborhood volunteering in the community she loves.

But now the 68-year-old is afraid she can’t afford the apartment she’s lived in for the past 41 years.

“In a few years I might have to leave New York, a community I love and put so much into,” she said. “It’s frightening.”

Covington, who has seen many close friends leave the city, is hoping the Rent Guidelines Board enacts a rent rollback when it votes later this month.


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Her administrative job at a brokerage firm gave her a nice middle class life, but now that she’s on a fixed income, the rent increases have become increasingly difficult.

Read the entire Jean Covington story here.

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