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Off/Page Project Turns Poetry into an Investigative Film About Public Housing

Jose Vadi

"This is Home" is the latest film from the Off/Page Project, a collaboration between The Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks, in conjunction with CIR's new investigation about the failures of Richmond, CA's public housing agency. Poetry is a tool to raise awareness around the issues most affecting our lives, and these 3 poets from Richmond, Calif. exemplify that purpose tenfold. Learn more at

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is absolutely incredible. I love how they are raising awareness about really simple things that make communities safer, yet are being ignored.

    • Jose Vadi

      Thank you!! Really appreciate it. It's crazy that such simple forms of security are so blatantly ignored.
      Check out some of the photos and other aspects of the investigation here,