Currently, Melrose consists of a population of 30,000 people who are mostly Latin Americans. According to research conducted by EPA, there are 57% of Whites who do not have access to the appropriate standard of air quality in their communities. There is about 65% of African American and 80% of Hispanics who fail to have the same. The neighborhood redeveloped itself after the 2000s. Reconstruction and renovation have taken place in Melrose accompanied by a significant “Green” boom. Melrose, which was previously known as the “forgotten neighborhood,” has been able to develop itself. However, there are still many environmental shortcomings and social problems occurring due to poverty and the low-income population (Yip and Pearcy).