Chicago's Makeover Of Public Housing

As part of the largest US attempt at a public-housing makeover, some residents are now being required to work.
October 5, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The move toward mixed-income communities - an integration of public, affordable, and market-rate housing - has already made Chicago the nation's premier laboratory for making over its public housing stock. And it's had some success: Portions of the once infamous Cabrini neighborhood, a symbol for the nation's public-housing errors of the 1970s and '80s, are coming to resemble the high-priced areas that surround it.

...Now the city is launching another experiment in its mixed-income communities that, although controversial, could end up being replicated across the country."

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Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor


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