EAST LAKE MEADOWS: A PUBLIC HOUSING STORY is the story of a public housing community in Atlanta that became nearly uninhabitable after years of neglect and underfunding. Eventually, it was torn down to create a mixed-income community. Yet, only 15% of people returned to the property after it was completed. Some were ineligible to return due to tighter restrictions.
This documentary comes at a very important moment for us. Last year, Durham passed the affordable housing bond. Much of the money will go to help Durham Housing Authority redevelop some of their properties and turn them into mixed income through the RAD program. As that happens, we have to make sure that it doesn't displace people and further systemic racism.
This is one of two Zoom discussions we'll be hosting about the documentary.
If you were unable to watch the premiere, you can stream it here.
April 02, 2020 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom - Link sent after RSVP