Pioneer Homes, first public housing complex in New York, provides living space and hope for a place of their own one dayKenneth Londono | May 6, 2015 | KennethLondono
But long before she was a community figure championing for fair housing rights, Santangelo was a child growing up in a household with its fair share of financial difficulties. But they never lost their home, and Santangelo is confident that was critical.
It was the first impressionable experience she had with the importance of a stable
Not psychologist, counselor or ambassador.
Carroll Brown works full time as an inspector for
Ayers’ parents had decided this development was a good place to start fresh. They previously lived in a home Ayers’ grandparents owned and knew it was time for a change.
The second home was where he made many of his fondest childhood memories.
“That was the life,” he says.
But just four short years later, his home had fallen apart. Today, 20 years later, he’s put it all back together, helping others find homes of their own, sometimes in the face of discrimination and other unfair practices.
The imposing Ayers — who stands 6 feet, 4 inches, 265 pounds — is the enforcement