Cabrini Green: Rough Transition for Residents

Chicago's infamous public housing project, Cabrini Green, is undergoing uneasy change and a rough transition.
October 13, 2003, 9am PDT | Connie Chung
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"In Cabrini-Green, where buildings began coming down in the mid-1990s, residents believe they will not be allowed back....The federal government estimates that 6,700 out of 48,000 displaced families nationwide have either disappeared into the private housing market or less welcome surroundings....Some have squeezed in with friends or relatives, thousands more squat illegally in vacant apartments, and an untold number are homeless....Voucher holders from the projects often end up in equally poor neighborhoods...as many are unaccustomed to finding an apartment and landlords in nicer areas often refuse to rent to them.....Out of 500 families from Cabrini-Green, representing a portion of those displaced, 400 recently failed the screening process for Northtown Village, a quaint, suburban-looking development of 260 apartments and townhouses adjacent to the looming high-rises...."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in Yahoo! Newswire

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