High-rise public housing might be gone from Chicago, but its residents remain

Sep 17, 2013 Full story: Chicago Reader 8

Ed. Audrey Petty Petty discusses the book with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore Tue 9/24, 7 PM Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S. Halsted uic.edu/jaddams/hull Since 1995, the city has been gradually demolishing the ten major public housing projects managed by the Chicago Housing Authority, which provided homes to 200,000 people at their peak.

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Bensleys reality

Nashua, NH

#1 Sep 17, 2013
close the welfare offices bring in buses to take them to job fairs make them apply for jobs and get a life.

Enough of tax payers supporting those bums.

There has been welfare since 1965 we have wasted trillions of dollars and all we have is more needy than ever why?

what you tax you get less of what you subsidize you get more of..

Lets tax the hell out of poor people force them to work for a living.

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Sep 17, 2013
They have used Section 8 Housing Assistance....to assist in the ruination of the once nice suburbs....That is what our government thinks of it's taxpayers....
Manuel

Toronto, Canada

#3 Sep 19, 2013
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#4 Sep 19, 2013
Put a tax on welfare.

You drove business out of town by over taxing over regulating business so they had to move to a more business friendly environment.

Put heavy tax plus a tons of regulations with lots of paper work on welfare queens and drug dealers illegal immigrants, black & wetback street gangs.

Make them work shoveling snow the year round ( yes shoveling snow even in the summer) they will be so unhappy they will all move to Oakland or new jersey but the problem will be gone from Chicago.

Then with all the do nothings gone we can tear down the slums build nice Gnu houses and white America can make the south side of Chicago beautiful again like it was before the blacks moved in,

want to see some pictures of the south side before blacks ruined it???

Can't wait to see the face of Jessie fillmypocketsfirst Jackson when he wakes up one fine morning to see he is the only "n" word person still living on the south side of da city in a mansion he rehabbed with money intended for the poor people he pimped for years and stole so much money from.

Wonder who rev not so wright will complain to with all the black people gone?

Black morons in Washington won't even notice the black people left Chicago cause they never pay attention to black people anywhere anyway.

Never have figured out why black people keep voting for democrats??? after 60 years of being ignored by democrats at national and local level you would think blacks would get the message...they just don't matter to democrats

God those people are stupid which explains a lot.

Since: Oct 12

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#5 Sep 19, 2013
Chicago's closing of it's public housing, sent large numbers of much of a bottom dwelling, criminal element in all directions, but especially into the once pristine suburbs....Government Social Engineering, used the taxpayer's funding to screw many of those very taxpayers.....using Section 8 Housing Assistance to move them into the much safer suburbs.....Study the history of a village like, Park Forest, Illinois....written up in the 50-60's as a near perfect example of a planned community.....but, not anymore.....

Since: Jan 10

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#6 Sep 19, 2013
reality is a crutch wrote:
blah blah blah I'm a giant a-hole with nothing to contribute to this site or the world and I'll die a lonely death, surrounded by nothing but my racism, my bigotry, and my dickheadishness.
There, I fixed that for you.
rebel

Houston, TX

#7 Sep 19, 2013
the government wants all AMERICANS to be dependent on the government for everything in their life. every new one they get on welfare is a instant democrat for life. and will march to the polls like a ZOMBIE and vote democrat every time.----whats kin yo gibs me fo my vote dis time??.
tyrone

Glasgow, KY

#9 Sep 20, 2013
build more high rises in afrika and ship the kneegars back there

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