Our communities are changing fast. The rent is rising every year. A lot of the low-income residences cannot afford it then move out to look for affordable house. The Berlin’s landlord increases the rent more than 10% above the local average. Moreover, there is a main difference between the old contract and the new contract. The rent on the new contract will be higher than it on the old contract. Although rents are still low compared with other European capitals, Wild says it is vital to keep the city affordable for lower-income residents. “We don’t want a situation like in London or Paris,” said Wild. “The reality in Paris or London is that people with low income have to live in the further-out districts of the city.” (Ruby Russel) Whatever rents are higher or lower than other European capitals, lower-income residents are the important part of the city. Every city is different from others, so comparing with other cities cannot know it is affordable for the low-income residences. It should be decided by based on the specific city’s economy and income. Franklin’s new business owners tend to be well-educated, in their thirties or forties, and proud of letting their personalities speak through their establishments. Many live in the neighborhood.(Rotondaro) Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was changed a lot. Many long-term residences moved out, but many new moved in. Many of them started new businesses to start their new lives and also changed the community.
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