Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk has been selected for the 2020 Twin Cities Film Festival. Produced by Twin Cities PBS, in partnership with MHP and local advocates and funders, “Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk” reveals the price we all pay when families are pushed out of our communities as modestly priced units are replaced with upscale developments.
The 2017 documentary is based on a groundbreaking MHP report by the same name. That report tracked a root cause of displacement: strong growth among renter households with higher incomes has created a strong incentive to re-position older properties with diverse populations for younger, more affluent households. The new 60-minute documentary provides first-hand accounts from numerous former residents of the Crossroads at Penn, sharing the devastating impacts of being pushed from a place where some had resided for decades.
Be sure to check out this year’s online-only Twin Cities Film Festival happening October 22nd-31st.