Video: 'Homes' at Woodhill
Woodhill Homes, a mile south of University Circle in Cleveland, is among the first public housing developments in the nation, dating to 1939. A federal grant may lead to a rebuild.
In this video feature, past and present residents reflect on their experiences living here. We also explore how Woodhill's story reflects the story of public housing — a program that began with great promise as a creator of jobs and affordable housing, but now suffers from a lack of funding and political support.
This piece is part of ideastream's Homes series, exploring the past, present and future of Woodhill Homes.
Featured in this story:
Lou Latona, former Woodhill Homes resident and retired teacher
Sonja Flemister, current Woodhill Homes resident
Torrie Goodman, current Woodhill Homes resident
Dr. Mittie Jones, professor, Cleveland State University
Alex Pesta, principal, City Architecture
Indigo Bishop, Choice coordinator, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority