The video is from 2010. Jimmy McMillan is fighting for the rights of blue collar people in New York City who can barely afford the insanely high rent in the city.
I watched a documentary from 2017 that covered the gentrification of the New York City boroughs of Harlem and Brooklyn. In a part of Brooklyn the mean annual income is $45,000, the average rent in the same area is $33,000. 70 percent of income has to be used towards rent. Not a good scenario. Somebody is making fistfuls of money by creating hardship for the vast majority.