Sunnyside Gentrified!

  Queens is my home. It’s my borough, it’s where I go back after a trip out of state or after a night out with friends in the “city” (Manhattan).  I was born and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and now I reside a few blocks over in Woodside. I’m glad to still be living in…

Eliminating the HOME Program

  I decided to focus on a current event that I read online about Donald Trump attempting to cut the budget. His way of reducing spending revolves around the idea of eliminating “lower priority” programs. One program that is considered “lower priority” according to the president, is the HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. The purpose of…

The Reality of Public Housing

This week in class, our discussions and readings focused on public housing in The United States, mainly in NYC, but there was a mentioning of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis, Missouri which was torn down in the late 70’s after poverty and crime became rampant in the area. This prompted me to look…

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