The Cities Where Gentrification and Covid-19 Collide

A look at the crises impacting people of color in Miami, Oakland, and Brooklyn, where residents fight to protect their communities

A group of housing activists in Brooklyn with a “cancel rent” sign. A Black woman stands in the front wearing a mask.
Housing activists gather to protest alleged tenant harassment by a landlord and call for cancellation of rent in the Crown Heights neighborhood on July 31, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images