Troy Glover + Julie Whiteman
NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT OF 25 YEARS // New Orleans Native
"The term gentrification makes me feel...it makes me want to do something. When I hear the term, I am super competitive and I want to play a part in helping locals not be displaced… In five years if our neighborhood became a middle class neighborhood, that means the poor got pushed out. There is 0% chance of reshaping, galvanizing this neighborhood and community and still keeping the less fortunate. We can already see the effects of a lot of the poor people we knew that renting houses any more because they just can’t afford it."
NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT OF 7 YEARS // West Virginia Native
“What advice would I give to someone moving into the neighborhood? That it’s not your neighborhood yet. That you’re a guest there until you learn who your neighbors are, how things go in your neighborhood, what’s needed and how you can help provide that.”