Making a Home in Housing

Kourtney Mills, a single mother of four, has lived in Potomac Gardens, a massive 1960s-era public housing project in Washington, since 2010. Although the Gardens has a reputation for drugs and crime issues, Mills says the small two-bedroom apartment she rents is a huge improvement from the shelters and streets.

Produced with Swikar Patel for Education Week‘s War on Poverty coverage.