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Dorothy Turner and Gwen Menefee-Smith helped found the Alexandria Tenants Council more than 40 years ago with the primary goal of working with city officials and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority to establish non-discriminatory and fair regulations regarding housing policies.

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Fighting for Public Housing Tenants

Dorothy Turner and Gwen Menefee-Smith have helped city progress from its early integration roots. 

The two women, both public housing tenants themselves earlier in life, worked tirelessly to improve the quality of living for Alexandria low income and minority residents.


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