As a Brooklyn, New York native and nurse, Phara Souffrant Forrest, who was recently elected to represent the 57th district in the New York State Assembly, knows the needs of her community.

Three years ago, when her landlord informed her and her neighbors that their rent-stabilized apartment building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn was being turned into luxury condos, Forrest fought back and implemented change. “I knew that our tenants, and me, would be subject to harassment and evictions,” the 31-year-old tells CNBC Make It. “And I saw our power.”

As a Brooklyn, New York native and nurse, Phara Souffrant Forrest, who was recently elected to represent the 57th district in the New York State Assembly, knows the needs of her community.

Three years ago, when her landlord informed her and her neighbors that their rent-stabilized apartment building in Crown […]

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