Corona resident Gladys Hernandez discussed her housing tribulations at Friday’s gathering. When she first came to New York over 30 years ago, her rent was $250 for a four-room apartment. She and her husband now pay $1,500 a month for a three-bedroom they share with another family. She has friends that live with up to 15 people in an apartment. “How in a democracy, in a free state, can people be forced to live in such conditions?” Hernandez asked.
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Delia Herrera lives in a two-bedroom basement in Corona with her husband and 10-year-old son. They share it with another family of three and have only one kitchen and one bathroom. The rent is $750 a month per family. Herrera would like to give her son better living conditions, but her husband only earns $450 a week and two bedrooms in Corona are going for $1,800 a month.
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