Arie Skye, Pallad City Post

Residents in poverty-stricken districts throughout Pallad City could be in for more bad news. The passing of the Nord Act will soon allow landlords a loophole in which they can change their rent-controlled apartments to market rate. This comes at a time when rent-stabilized apartments are already dwindling throughout the city, leaving low-income residents with few options but to either leave the city altogether or relocate to destitute holdouts like the Ardus District. Critics claim the Nord Act was pushed forward by real estate lobbyists as a method of enacting mass evictions, in order to accommodate wealthier tenants.

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Tanabata Usagi.