Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is the 20th largest in the nation – close to 3 million people live in public housing and over 4 million live in housing assisted by the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in the US, around 26,000 in Minneapolis. And yet, the city is in dire need of affordable housing – about half of the city’s renters are cost burdened as they pay a ⅓ or more of their income on housing. Home however, is more than housing. Black scholars have long positioned the home as a site of resistance to mainstream ideals and stereotypes. Most notable among them is Bell hooks’ seminal essay (1990), Homeplace (a site of resistance), which conceived of home as a place of respite, one that offers peace from objectification and as the space where Blacks refine the tools that aid in their resistance, tools necessary for survival and prosperity.