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Opening Up the Poor Door: The Current State Of Low-Income Housing in New York

Officials in New York City sparked outraged after they approved plans for a luxury high-rise with a so-called "poor door"—a separate entrance for low-income tenants. We take a look inside these "poor doors" and low-income housing's grim state.

Approximately 20 minutes.
Originally aired on HuffPost Live on July 31, 2014.


  • Dr. Camille Charles  (Philadelphia, PA) Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Victor Bach (New York, NY) Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Community Service Society
  • Jason Alston  (Long Island City, NY) Family Has Lived In Housing Projects Since '54

You can also get more background on this at the New York Times.

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