A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of NYC Public Housing
A special of WNET's Chasing the Dream: Poverty & Opportunity in America
In New York, residents of public housing moved in with the promise of affordable housing and a stepping stone to financial stability and independence. But lack of oversight and political chaos have left them living in horrific conditions, unimaginable in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. A DREAM DEFERRED: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING offers an intimate look at the lives of New York City Housing Authority residents. We meet residents, young and old, grappling with health, safety and quality of life issues due to the deteriorating conditions of their homes and communities.