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Mixed-Income Living

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Nearly 10 years ago, the Chicago Housing Authority launched a billion dollar plan to break up pockets of poverty. High-rise public housing buildings fell to the wrecking ball, and so-called “mixed-income” communities began to grow in their place. The largest and oldest of these neighborhoods is a place called Oakwood Shores on the South Side. Here low-income blacks have moved in next to middle class blacks. In the first of a three-part series, Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports on whether the new living situation has improved the lives of CHA residents.

Tomorrow in part two Natalie Moore reports about the rules in mixed income communities.

Music Button: Powerhouse Sound, “Acid Scratch”, from the CD Oslo/Chicago: Breaks, (Atavistic records)

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