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Guide to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories 2008.030

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Restoration Homeowners, 2008 February 21

Biographical / Historical

Adrienne G. Haskell grew up in Queens, New York City. Restoration's mortgage lottery enabled Haskell to purchase her first home in March of 2007.

Avery Beard is a school teacher who grew up in Washington, D.C. Restoration's mortgage program and Housing and Urban Development subsidies enabled Beard to purchase her first home.

Dionne Wyckoff grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. She purchased her first home through Restoration's home ownership program.

Scope and Contents

In this trio of interviews, three narrators who purchased their first homes with aid from Restoration's home ownership program discuss the process of purchasing their homes. They describe their neighborhood in Brooklyn as entering the beginning phases of gentrification. The narrators also discuss their relationship with Restoration. Interviews conducted by Bahati Williams.

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. Use of the oral histories other than for private study, scholarship, or research requires permission from BHS by contacting

Subject Organizations

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Subject Topics

  • Community development corporations -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Home ownership -x Social aspects -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)