This semester, I have the pleasure of interning in Stamford, Conn., with a major media company. Every day I park in the same parking lot and view four very distinct, identical, circular shaped apartment buildings.
These buildings are subsidized housing for the city of Stamford.
The city of Stamford has been deemed an up-and-coming city for millennials, but Stamford is also a city that has a poverty problem. During my days in Stamford, I find myself noticing the clear difference between the “up and coming” side of the city as well as the impoverished areas, and their proximity to each other. Right around the corner from these four subsidized housing buildings is Trump Parc Stamford and the beautiful BLVD Apartments.
After taking notice of these very different sides to Stamford, I started to think about the different types of people who live and work steps away from each other, but are living completely different lives. Some very large companies operate business out of Stamford, which means that some very wealthy people call Stamford their workplace, and some of them their home, in the flashier buildings like Trump Parc. In the same city, on the same block, are those who live in poverty in the subsidized housing buildings you see here.