Granite City public housing gets a ma...

Granite City public housing gets a makeover

There are 2 comments on the Belleville News-Democrat story from Jul 9, 2007, titled Granite City public housing gets a makeover. In it, Belleville News-Democrat reports that:

“There's too much violence and too much he-said, she-said”

Four generations of Granite City residents have come to take for granted the large, brick apartment complex they pass on Nameoki Road.

But the next generation will not know about Kirkpatrick Homes, the public housing apartments that have sheltered single parents and given World War II steel mill workers from other states a place to bring their families.

'It served a lot of veterans that were coming back from World War II,' said Sharon Mathis, director of the Granite City Housing Authority. Read more

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ASTONE

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2008
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER? MUST YOU LIVE IN GRANITE CITY?
PapaBear

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Mar 28, 2008
I don't think that glorified description of KP has been shared with Granite City residents for a looooooong time. A "shelter for single parents and WWII steel mill workers", give me a break. This comment is not about "everyone" in KP so don't go busting my balls with your personal stories of triumph. But KP has been known, at least for the last generation or two, as a drug, crime, and prostitution infested housing district. Why else would the GC police dept need a dedicated unit to patrol that small area 24/7?

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