“It’s not always the drama that you see on TV, sometimes it’s just as simple as you thought you were coming here to get a good job. You started off at a job, things look right. And then all of a sudden things change.”
Allentown doesn’t have a redlining map, or at least not one that has survived to be examined today. Yet, even without an official red line on a map, investors seem to have drawn that line of their own when it comes to home sales in the city.
As the pandemic brought an increase in unemployment, those who were already struggling to pay their rent found themselves in a precarious situation.