Preview 8/28: Supportive Housing, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Race Relations in New York, Greenwich Village Stories

August 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Is supportive housing a solution for chronically homeless families? Producer Marisa Wong takes us to in the Bronx  to meet resident Annemarie Wallace who found a home for her family after struggling with substance abuse. Supportive housing provides a place to live alongside low-income families and offer onsite drug, healthcare and job counseling.

New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen joins host Rafael Pi Roman to follow up on the growing demand for supportive and affordable housing in New York City. Glen is managing the de Blasio administration’s multi-billion dollar effort to preserve and build 200,000 units of affordable housing.

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development associate professor Charlton McIlwain discusses race relations and the role of the media during coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri.

And Greenwich Village, one of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods, is not immune to the forces of change. Executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Andrew Berman tells Pi Roman about his organization’s latest effort to preserve fleeting, ephemeral memories of the area in a new book of essays and photos, Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories.


MetroFocus airs:

WLIW21       Wednesday      8/27     7:30pm
Thirteen        Thursday          8/28      8:30pm
NJTV             Thursday          8/28     10:30pm


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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