Local, USA - A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing

Residents of public housing in New York moved in with the promise of affordable housing and a steppingstone to financial stability and independence. But, lack of oversight and political chaos have left them living in horrific conditions, unimaginable in the world's wealthiest city. LOCAL, USA: A DREAM DEFERRED 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. A special from WNET's Chasing the Dream initiative about poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America.

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