THE PART OF ORLANDO'S HOUSING CRISIS THAT'S BEING IGNORED

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

Orlando ranks at number 1 in the country for most the severe affordable housing shortage. While many efforts to solve our housing crisis are making headlines, few initiatives actually take into account the actual needs of the residents who are displaced.


By Pastor William Andrews



When I drive through the Paramore area, I am reminded of that line from Mommy Dearest, “This ain’t my first rodeo.”



In 1958, the City of Hartford Connecticut purchased 12-acres of property along its east side for the purpose of redevelopment. The community, made of mainly Italians and Blacks, would make room for office buildings, parking garages, hotels, retail shops, and an educational institution with an emphasis on technology.