FAIR HOUSING TOURS
This project was inspired by the tour created by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon.
First conceived in 2015, The Hartford Fair Housing History Tour was developed to share our fair housing history with stakeholders and community leaders. The tour was designed with the intention that our past will inform our decisions in the present. Over three years, the Hartford Tour was given on a bus ride throughout the city and though it had a significant impact on folks, it was expensive and could only be offered a few times per year. So, in 2018, the Center partnered with Hartford History Center to create the Fair Housing History Tour of Hartford.
The project was made possible through funding from The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Scroll through the digital tour to learn more about this redevelopment project, and how this neighborhood was chosen for slum clearance.
In this virtual tour, we explore how Willimantic’s urban renewal agenda of the 1960s and 1970s both socially and economically transformed the small borough n Windham, Connecticut. The story is designed to illuminate he effects of aggressive urban renewal and highlight the impact of discriminatory housing policies on our urban centers. View news clippings and photos on Flickr.
The digital map storytelling tool was built in partnership with CT Data Collaborative.