Freddie Gray's Gilmor Homes public housing project

Freddie Gray’s home, Gilmor Homes public housing projectI

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Freddie Gray’s home, Gilmor Homes public housing project

Barry Farms, the ally where we kids played.

Barry Farms, the ally where we kids played.

 

Entrance to Anacostia, MLK & Goodhop Rd., SE, DC

Entrance to Anacostia, MLK & Goodhope Rd., SE, DC; where I’ve lived most of my life.

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Barry Farms, where I was born; my Mom said we were one of the 1st families to move i…my Dad was ex-military.

DC's Poorest Residents  Fight Displacement by Gentrification

DC’s Poorest Residents Fight Displacement by Gentrification

 

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Where I grew up & have lived since 1990’s.

 

Gov-FHA Helped Whites Create Wealth & Guaranteed $0 Wealth for Blacks

FHA’s New Deal housing program purposefully created intergenerational wealth for whites via suburbsn home ownership & $0 for Blacks relocated into public housing.

Gillmor Homes public housing project where Freddie Gray lived was opened Sept 1942 by FHA. 1930’s, the gov created segregated public housing projects for Blacks across the country it created suburbs…close to jobs, etc. for whites….giving them loans to buy houses while denying loans to Blacks. In 2015, those suburban homes are worth more than $500,000…government created wealth for today’s white suburban children & grandchildren. Whereas, the government’s purposefully created & strategically located public housing projects…isolated & distanced from jobs, etc…assured today’s Black residents’ children & grandchildren, like Freddie Gray, $0.00 wealth…according to the Economic Policy Institute.