Is Affordable Housing a Lost Dream for the Poor?

The revamping of housing in Salisbury, NC’s Westside Community Civics Apartments to be replaced by a $30 million initiative of likely funded Hope 6 mixed use housing may not be all good. Where are the displaced Civics’ residents going after the apartments are built and what guarantees do they have that they will be given first priority in the new housing? Looking at the approximately 20 units built across the street from the Salisbury Lincoln Pool, history shows us that many of the displaced residents didn’t get to move back to their home area.

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