Young Artist, Tory Bullock’s interactive game idea to help people understand the issues around Gentrification at the former Citizen’s Bank in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester.
The mission of the project is to spark discussion around the city’s current housing crisis. As Boston’s burgeoning population demands additional affordable options, lower-income residents struggle most with high rents and displacement. In August 2018, the median rent, according to a Zillow survey, for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston was $2,366 — an exorbitant price for many. Mayor Marty Walsh’s housing plan calls for the preservation and construction of affordable apartments and home ownership opportunities to relieve renters and would-be owners. By 2030, the city aims to bring the total number of income-restricted units from 54,000 to 70,000.
Check out Tory Bullock’s “Gentrification Game” continues on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 572 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester. Admission is free.
Tory Bullock Story on NPR – WBUR