Belvedere Residents is a collective of about 30 tenants who occupy the Belvedere Court apartment building at 2545 Main Street. This heritage Class B signature low-rise building has gone through several incarnations since its early, working-class beginnings. It has served as a college and a dormitory, and has housed a plethora of small businesses that floated in and out of the street-level commercial space. Over the last 30 years, the Belvedere has provided a tightly knit community to hundreds of low-income residents, many of whom are artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. After calling the Belvedere home for decades, these tenants have recently been under threat of renoviction. In response, the Belvedere Residents have organized, and collectively contributed evidence, to defend their right to affordable housing.
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