“Holding Down the Fort” Features Plight of Low-income Seniors in Midtown/Downtown Detroit

In 2016, the Senior Housing Preservation – Detroit coalition developed a film that highlights the plight of low income seniors who live in the Midtown and Downtown areas of Detroit, which are experiencing dynamic gentrification. The transformation of the Griswold Building into The Albert displaced over 100 seniors. The coalition is working with Mayor Duggan’s administration to ensure that low income seniors remain part of the vision for Detroit’s redevelopment. Additionally, Authority Health is concerned that housing is but one aspect of ensuring the health of this vulnerable population. Other efforts will be undertaken to promote health for these seniors and others in the city, in concert with other senior service agencies.

This film, produced by local filmmaker Kate Levy, was underwritten by Authority Health, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and United Community Housing Coalition.