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Black History Month: Breaking barriers

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AMERICAN DREAM BUT THERE ARE BARRIERS TO BUYING THAT HOUSE THAT GO BEYOND THE ECONOMY ((ADAM/E-OTS)) AS PART OF OUR HIDDEN HISTORY SERIES CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, ATYIA COLLINS INTRODUCES US TO PEOPLE IN ROCHESTER TRYING TO BRING DOWN THOSE BARRIERS

((ATYIA- NEWSROOM)) HERE IN ROCHESTER DEMOGRAPHICS SHOW A MAJORITY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, MORE LIVE IN THE CITY THAN IN THE SURROUNDING SUBURBS, AND MANY DON'T OWN THE HOME THEY LIVE IN EDUCATION, POVERTY, AND SOCIAL BARRIES ARE ALL THINGS THAT CAN KEEP PEOPLE FROM FINDING THEIR DREAM HOME BUT THE ROCHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS SOME SOLUTIONS TO HELP PEOPLE GAIN HOUSING INDEPENDENCE PEOPLE LIVING IN ROCHESTER HAVE MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR HOUSING, FROM APARTMENTS TO TOWNHOMES- AFFORDABLE SAFE HOUSING SEEMS TO BE EVERYWHERE- BUT FOR SOME MINORITY GROUPS IN ROCHESTER THIS IS NOT THE CASE- AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ACTION FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY SEE THIS PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY ((SOT-JEROME UNDERWOOD, PRESIDENT AND CEO AND ABC)) BJD17203MOV 00:00:52 "we know rochester has high poverty and it's even higher poverty for particular people of african descent

" ((SOT-JEROME UNDERWOOD, PRESIDENT AND CEO AND ABC)) BJD17203MOV 00:01:00 "and if your income is limited its' also going to limit where you can live" ROCHESTER HAS GREATER-THAN- NORMAL RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION ACCORDING TO REPORT BY THE ROCHESTER AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BETWEEN 2014-18, HOMEOWNERSHIP AMOUNG WHITE RESIDENTS WAS 73- PERCENT FOLLOWED BY ASIAN RESIDENTS AT 55%, HISPANIC RESIDENTS AT 35%, AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RESIDENTS AT 32% THROUGH PROGRAMS LIKE FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY AND SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHERS- THE ROCHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY IS TRYING TO MAKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING A REALITY FOR EVERYONE

((SOT-MELISSA BERRIEN)) 142G2029MOV 02:10:47-51 we understand that they is one of the big economic stabilizers is to own your own home (51) ((SOT-MELISSA BERRIEN)) 142G2029MOV 02:14:25-31 "we are a landlord we have almost 2500 properties all across the city of rochester" AND IT DOESN'T JUST STOP WITH HOUSING PROGRAMS- BERRIEN SAYS EDUCATION AND FINANCE CAN BE THE BIGGEST BARRIERS- AND THE AUTHORITY IS FOCUSING NEW SOLUTION TO HELP PEOPLE OUT ((SOT-BERRIEN)) 142G2029

MOV 02:16:46;09 "we try to make sure that our families have all the opportunities that they are afforded in our community we do things like career fairs, we have fasa fest were also trying to connect our families with any resource that we know that is available to them" ((ATYIA NEWSROOM)) THE ROCHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY IS PLANNING TO ROLL OUT A NEW FINICAL LITERACY PROGRAM THIS MONTH- ANOTHER MEASURE THEY ARE USING TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ABOUT HOUSING OPTIONS ATYIA COLLINS NEWS 8 ROCHESTER STILL HAS A WAYS TO GO

THE RATE OF CHILD POVERTY IN ROCHESTER HAS JUMPED 14 PERCENT IN THE LAST 20 YEARS OVERALL ROCHESTER RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE IN POVERTY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES ((MAUREEN/VOTS)) THE SHORTAGE OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND SKILLED TRADESPEOPLE IS ONLY GROWING, BUT MONROE COUNTY LEADERS ARE CALLING THAT SHORTAGE — AN OPPORTUNITY

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