Duke Chronicle: As COVID-19 rages, Duke housing hits home in gentrifying Durham

Duke Chronicle: As COVID-19 rages, Duke housing hits home in gentrifying Durham. “At the end of March, a year after Erin O’Brien Regan first signed her lease at an apartment complex off West Campus, she said her landlords threatened to raise rent $80 a month. Duke gives Regan, a 40-year-old in the Class of 2021, $900 a month for housing while she finishes her bachelor’s degree. But she had just lost her bartending job. In the midst of a pandemic, she saw the rental inflation as a money grab.”

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