Chasing the Dream: A Dream Deferred

Residents of public housing in New York moved in with the promise of affordable housing and a stepping stone to financial stability and independence. But lack of oversight and political chaos have left them living in horrific conditions, unimaginable in the world’s wealthiest city. A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing offers an intimate look at the lives of New York City Housing Authority residents. Presented as part of WNET's multi-platform initiative Chasing the Dream, which looks at poverty and opportunity in America.

  • 13,000 Video Views

    Video views of the series, plus 11,000 engagements on social media and 18,000 website page views.

The five-part Chasing the Dream digital series examined the New York City public housing (NYCHA) crisis, and those who fight for better conditions and accountability for themselves and their neighbors.

Journalists, educators and activists attended an advance screening and panel discussion of the digital docuseries, which featured three NYCHA resident who appeared in the film.

  • Attended an enlightening screening for a @chasingthedream docuseries “A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing.” It’s a must see experiential look at what life is like for NYCHA tenants.

    – Sylvia A. Harvey, journalist