Creating a Sense of Home

The building resident moved into her building, which had been squatted since the 1990s, in 2005 through a relationship with a local art gallery owner. She has stayed ever since and has been one of the leaders spearheading their conversion process into an HDFC. She discussed the challenges of being a self-organized and self-managed building but also how the process has deeply rooted her sense of self within the building and neighborhood community at large.

Security of longterm affordable housing, building community & relying on each other