On The Margins

On The Margins

1:00pm Jun 29, 2019

Every day in the Triad, families live on the edge. Some are looking for a home they can afford. Many others are just one bill away from eviction. The housing problems here are rooted in our history and shape our present and future, and the safety net meant to protect our most vulnerable citizens plays a major role. 

On The Margins is a one-hour documentary including three stories from WFDD's investigation into housing struggles in the Triad. 

It includes the story of a neighborhood on the edge of downtown Greensboro, where historic redlining maps shape its past, present, and future. Also, the impact and process of evictions in Forsyth County which, while routine, leaves a lasting mark on one’s credit and financial health. Plus, the surprising role the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem plays in the county's eviction numbers. 

Plus, we answer your questions. This is On The Margins. 

This reporting project is a collaboration between WFDD, Carolina Data Desk at The UNC School of Media and Journalism and Wake Forest University's Journalism Program. It was made possible through funding from the Knight Foundation. 

Music composed and recorded by 1970s Film Stock.