Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Radio Interview: Kid's perspective on housing & tenant organizing

The DC Latino Media Collective interviewed three the kids during the making of the Mayan mosaic and the play that tells the story of how we organized to address unsafe housing conditions and the preservation of our building as affordable housing.

Three kids that have been affected by unsafe living conditions in our building provide their thoughts on how tenants can organize to address maintenance problems. Alex (who dealt with bedbugs as an infant), Andy (who once suffered from full body allergies from roaches), and nine year old Nizar.

Until we heard the interview, we did had no idea of what the kids were thinking. Their words and descriptions illustrate how deeply they see the importance of having access to safe and affordable housing.

Listen to the interview here

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