Martha Park is a writer and illustrator from Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Granta, Ecotone Magazine, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
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.
- Group Devises Plan to Save Foote Homes from Destruction, Memphis Flyer (February 9, 2015)
- South City: Housing a Neighborhood In Transition, High Ground News (September 7, 2017)
- $210M South City Construction Delayed But Now Underway, High Ground News (April 24, 2018)