Carolyn Richardson does not know where she's going to move.
Richardson, who is on a low and fixed income, has lived at the Fort Hill homes since the 1950s. Marietta plans to demolish the public housing development that has stood since the 1940s, the only place Richardson has ever called home.
"We got to start all over again," said Richardson.
Richardson is one of dozens of Fort Hill residents who still do not know where they are going to move. The city, so far, has relocated 80 families, but about 40 remain. Many of them have not found suitable places to move.
Richardson is still waiting for her vouchers for subsidized housing.
"Keep praying something will come up," Richardson said.
A handful of demonstrators are asking the Marietta Housing Authority to do more to help the residents. Protestors rallied outside the housing authority Wednesday. They said there are not enough affordable housing options for the residents, many of whom are single moms or elderly. The demonstrators are demanding the city keep Fort Hill open until every resident has a new home.
Ray Buday, Executive Director of the Housing Authority, said most of the residents have been relocated to 20 different apartment complexes around metro Atlanta. He said all of the residents will be accommodated.
"We're not going to demolish until everyone is happily relocated," Buday said.
Housing authority executives said they are doing as much as they can to ensure residents have a place to live.
"We've got a team of five people who show units, give them tours of the apartments and help them with deposits. We pay all of that," Buday said.
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