A potential buyer for Crystal Towers — a public housing building in downtown Winston-Salem that provides housing to the elderly and people with disabilities — has been revealed.
Since 2014, the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem filed the second highest number of evictions in Forsyth County. In 2018 alone, it brought evictions against nearly 40 percent of the households living in its public housing units.
Winston-Salem and Greensboro have among the highest eviction rates in the country. For some, the math is simple and unforgiving. Sluggish wage growth and rising rents mean you can be just one car repair, utility bill, or health crisis away from losing your home.
Today, in our project on the Triad's housing crisis, WFDD reporter Bethany Chafin takes us to a Greensboro neighborhood for a rare glimpse into a place at risk of losing valuable affordable housing.