This is Home

The Off/Page Project presents its latest short film, “This is Home,” produced in conjunction with The Center for Investigative Reporting’s new report on failures of Richmond, Calif.’s housing authority.

Off/Page recruited three Richmond poets — Deandre Evans, William Hartfield-Peoples and Donte Clark — to work with CIR reporter Amy Julia Harris in the Hacienda and Nevin Plaza housing projects, interviewing sources and walking through dilapidated, mold-infested buildings during her investigation. The poets also worked with drafts of CIR’s research to inform their writing. Playing the roles of both documentarian and storyteller, the poets incorporated Harris’ findings into their own investigation of the larger socioeconomic state of Richmond.

Directed and shot by Jamie DeWolf. Edited and Color Correction by Kevin Holmes. Second Camera Chris Brainerd.

To read the full investigation on Richmond housing, visit
The Off/Page Project is a collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting.