Imagine working, sometimes more than one job, and you still can’t afford to pay rent every month. This is the reality for 25 million Americans impacted by the housing-affordability crisis. Food, medical care and prescriptions often take a backseat to rent. This is a nightmarish reality in a country where dreams are supposed to come true. At Make Room, we work hard every day to shed light on the rental housing crisis and those impacted. We work to elevate affordable housing on the national agenda and advocate for policy change continues to ensure all Americans have access to a safe, secure and affordable home.
The Doors of Make Room at The Torpedo Factory
Torpedo Factory Art Center seeks to activate public space for visitors with immersive public art. It rotates exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.
Make Room commissioned 11 artists from across the country to present a one-of-a-kind fiberglass public art project to make a bold statement about the 11 million American households forced to pay more than 50% of their income on rent and living one paycheck away from losing their home.
Two additional doors were designed and donated by renowned local artists Tim Davis and Mary Ann Reilly. All 13 doors will be on display in the Grand Hall South and the 3rd floor landing of The Torpedo Factory from October 5 to November 14.
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