Housing

Feature Story To the right, finished apartments built in the first two phases of the Foote Park at South City development are already being occupied while construction continues on phase three in the foreground. The project has six phases. (Ziggy Mack)

What is South City?


Feature Story Denise Oher sits on a neighbor's porch and looks out over the new Foote Park at South City development. Oher is a former Foote Homes resident who has chosen to return after being displaced for the demolition of Foote Homes. (Ziggy Mack)

Could Memphis' South City be the new gold standard for U.S. public housing?


Feature Story In Boxtown, two men sit on a horse-drawn carriage after collecting wood to warm their houses; 1960. After decades of industrial pollution, Byhalia Pipeline LLC wants to move crude oil under Boxtown. (University of Memphis Libraries, Ken Ross)
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Habitat for Humanity helps seniors stay safe at home


Feature Story Homes in Lea's Woods (Ziggy Mack)
Feature Story Dalisia “Dee” Brye closed on her new home in Whitehaven in June with the help of United Housing's HUD-certified housing counselors. Brye sought home ownership after realizing that mortgage payments would be less than rental payments. (Submitted)
Feature Story Kenzie Cleaves stands inside a vacant unit in her North Memphis apartment complex that she said has been unsecured for over a year. Unsafe housing conditions can increase COVID-19-related deaths. (Ziggy Mack)

In poor communities, toxic housing is a risk factor for COVID-19 deaths


Feature Story The PepsiCo Foundation has pledge $7 million for nationwide COVID-19 relief, including $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. (Banco de Alimentos Quito, PepsiCo Foundation)

Pepsi puts $500,000 toward COVID-19 relief in Memphis


Feature Story Pastor Jeffrie Howard, center, walks through diners at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Memphis's Ozanam Food Mission, March 2019. It was one of two area locations that served hot meals daily. COVID-19 has closed many soup kitchens. (Ziggy Mack)
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