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Taking Stock Of Chicago’s Longstanding Plan To Transform Public Housing

When the Chicago Housing Authority launched its ambitious Plan for Transformation in 2000, it started tearing down public housing complexes in earnest and offering residents a “right to return,” basically a right to end up back in public housing in a mixed-income community. 

According to a new WBEZ investigative report, 17 years and $3 billion later, less than eight percent of the households promised mixed-income housing actually got it. Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Natalie Moore about the report, in which she compares the Plan for Transformation’s stated goals and promises with reality.

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