Title created by ACMA staff from title and interview location transcribed from physical asset.
The collection, Street Interviews, contains a series of interviews conducted with locals at various locations around Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood between April 3 and July 27, 1972. The five areas of focus for the street interviews include housing, unemployment, education, crime, and drugs. Interviews were conducted by James Campbell with Vilma Beraroucci running the camera. Most of the interviews were transferred to VHS in August 1990.
H.R. Crawford, a national property manager and Vice President of Polinger-Crawford Corporation, speaks about his business, moderate to low income housing programs, the history of Park Southern Apartments, tenant management, tenant complaints, and owner and tenant relationship, misunderstandings, and responsibilities. He states housing programs focused on moderate and low income housing are not working because they were not designed to work realistically in the first place, and the solution lies in modifying programs. He believes the development of single family housing would improve conditions in Anacostia.
Interview. AV003181 and AV004308: full interview. AV003181: Length of interview is 001635 minutes; the rest of the recording consists of static. AV004308: Interview starts at 000735 [beginning of recording consists of Housing in Anacostia Inteviews]. Part of Street Interviews. Related to Housing in Anacostia Video Project. Dated 19720727.
Street Interviews: Park Southern Apartments, Record Group 09-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
Landlord and tenant
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