The final days of Foote Homes reflects the city’s inability to protect its public housing residents in the face of private redevelopment.

Editor’s note: For her latest visual story, CityLab contributor Martha Park takes a look at how Foote Homes—Memphis’s last public housing project standing—met its end with little regard for the future of its residents.

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