The impact of housing policy on the character of neighborhoods and communities east of the Anacostia River was the focus of this conversation. The program participants also discussed the history of housing and segregation in Washington, D.C., particularly in Ward 8, and the future of housing policy, particularly in light of the current mortgage crisis. Participants included Chester Hart from Southeast Ministries, AMEN Program; Professor Brett Williams from American University; Al 'Butch' Hopkins from the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation; Janice Burgess from DC Housing Authority, Office of Planning; Professor Emeritus Dorn McGrath from George Washington University; Christopher Smith from W.C. Smith Real Estate; and Aubrey Thagard from DC Office of Planning. The event was held on May 13, 2008 at the Anacostia Community Museum, and was the fourth in a series of East of the River Community Forums.
Community Forum - discussion. Audio only. Dated 20080513.