PBN: One answer to blight
Providence's EveryHome program has revived hundreds of once-blighted properties, but is it helping those who need it most?
By Scott Blake - June 21, 2019 4:00 am
During a panel discussion in Providence following a screening earlier this month of a documentary featuring a family left homeless after an eviction, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza talked about the anger he feels about poor housing conditions in the city and other urban centers.
It's a sign of “the erosion of the social safety net that we've allowed for a long time,” Elorza said following the screening of Brown University graduate Oscar Dupuy d'Angeac's short film, titled “Providence Lost.”
The film portrays the family as victims of a “housing crisis” in Rhode Island.
“It is a direct consequence of policy decisions made by people in power for a long time,” Elorza told a crowd of about 200 people. “The answer isn't going to come from Washington, [D.C.], but from the local level.”
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