Getting Creative About Affordable Housing in Skid Row

Theater artists & activists John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers of the performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and designer Rosten Woo created the project: "How to House 7,000 People in Skid Row and How to Fund It." The project built off of “Skid Row Now & 2040,” an alternative development plan designed for and by the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles to challenge proposed development and resist displacement. PolicyLink Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development, Jeremy Liu, interviewed them about how their project challenges assumptions and ways of working within the community planning and affordable housing sectors. This is the interview published by A Blade of Grass.