Public Housing Evictions Spark Concern in Asheville

Jan 20, 2015

Pisgah View Association President Iindia Pearson and Hillcrest resident Olufemi Lewis talk to members of a new group advocating for the interests of public housing residents in Asheville, which has the largest public housing agency in Western North Carolina.
Credit Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press


Public housing residents in Asheville are raising concerns with the city's housing authority because of a recent rise in evictions. 

The rise in evictions seems to be coinciding with a massive and controversial overhaul of the housing authority's funding and management. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to reporter David Forbes who has been writing about this issue for the Carolina Public Press.