Five years ago a Washington DC housing project was torn down to promote development in the area, with a promise to rebuild and return the people displaced. After five years, plenty of development, but no housing for the poor people displaced.

by Robert Samuels

When the city down Temple Courts five years ago, staff assured her that she and her neighbors would return. That there was a plan. That this time wouldn’t be like the others, when poor, black neighborhoods were paved over in the name of progress.