It's been 12 years since the Chicago Housing Authority embarked on its Plan for Transformation, the effort to dismantle the city's notorious high rise housing projects. So far the results so far have been less than stellar.
A new study about housing vouchers in Illinois debunks common myths about where voucher-holders choose to locate.Janet Smith, a housing expert at the University of Illinois-Chicago who worked on the study, said there’s been speculation that former Chicago public housing residents use vouchers to mov
A new report is giving a unique look into the 12-year history of a public housing program in Chicago. The report gives insight into The Plan for Transformation. Mayor Richard Daley launched the program in 1999, with the goal of creating or rehabbing 25,000 public housing units."
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. The series starts with 16-year-old Aliyah Oyemade, whose poem When a City Loves honors recently “deceased” public housing complex Cabrini Green.
Humboldt Park has undergone big changes over the past decade or so. The neighborhood experienced a development rush starting in the late '90s. That bumped up housing prices and displaced some residents and small businesses.
Photo and Video Credits:Girl Walking By Cabrini, Getty Images.Early Jane Addams interior and Jane Addams work plans, Chicago Public Housing MuseumCabrini Green Dedication, Chicago Housing AuthorityEarly Altgeld Gardens exterior with family and Early Altgeld Gardens interior,