Opinion: Memphis housing crisis grows

By , Guest Columnist Published: May 25, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Rachel Starks
Guest Columnist

Rachel Starks

Rachel Starks is grant and communications manager at United Housing Inc., where she oversees more than $3 million in awarded grants. She received her master’s degree in applied anthropology from the University of Memphis, with a focus in energy burden, environmental justice and community development. 


The development of a local funding stream through the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund would create the only flexible, permanent and dedicated fiscal resource for nonprofit developers in the city.


United Housing Inc. BLDG Memphis Frayser Community Development Corp. Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund Subscriber Only

Thank you for supporting local journalism.

Subscribers to The Daily Memphian help fund our not-for-profit newsroom of nearly 40 local journalists plus more than 20 freelancers, all of whom work around the clock to cover the issues impacting our community. Subscriptions - and donations - also help fund our community access programs which provide free access to K-12 schools, community organizations, and more. Thank you for making our work possible.