Keeping The 'Mixed' In Mixed Income

What does it take to keep mixed-income housing truly mixed?

November 26, 2002, 6:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the experiences of residents in a brand-new mixed-income development close to the partly demolished and empty Cabrini-Green public housing complex. The paper found that although the new housing is "upscale, well-maintained, [and] orderly," the more affluent residents who rent their units at the market rate are still a big question mark. "It has the potential to work, but we're worried it'll turn into a ghetto," one resident told the paper. "Just because you give people something nice doesn't mean they'll change." The story also quotes a case manager at the new housing development: "Putting people in a new apartment won't make their problems disappear, but it's a start."

Thanks to Dateline APA

Monday, November 25, 2002 in Chicago Sun-Times

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