We used to live at 1423 Newton St., NW. I was raised down here. I came at the age of 3, and we had to move out of here by the time I was turning 16. We had to move because developers remodeled the whole inside of my building, fixed the parking lot, fixed the outside. At first they were telling people that they had to move out but then they started offering money to people to leave. They were trying to raise rents. I think my family used to pay $800 for two bedrooms. They only started fixing the building because the building next door was fixed. That building had Hispanics and Blacks and by the time it got remodeled it was all white. From my kitchen window you could see inside their windows, and that building was looking good -- they had updated microwaves and stoves attached to the wall. They gave everybody money to move out. We stayed there the longest. We ended up living in Maryland, P.G. County, because that's where we found a house. It gets me mad because I was a person who always was in a dance group after school. And they had the nerve to build the Dance Institute of D.C. across the street from where I used to live. I could've been across the street and then I could've come home. They started building everything else after that. They started remodeling everything, changing everything. Back then people needed stuff too. Now it's all here.