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The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

By Jake Blumgart When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his administration’s plan on May 19 to help dig his city’s public housing authority out of its $16 billion capital-needs hole, attention quickly focused on the plan’s reliance on … Continue reading

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New York City’s Public-Housing Crisis

By Alana Semuels For a long time, many American cities housed their poorest residents in giant public housing towers that had little going for them except for the fact they were affordable. Crime was rampant and indiscriminate, drugs were everywhere, … Continue reading

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After Years Of Violence, L.A.’s Watts Sees Crime Subside

By Kirk Siegler On most weeknights, in the middle of his shift, Los Angeles police officer Keith Mott trades his gun and uniform for a T-shirt and shorts and heads to a park in the Watts neighborhood of South Los … Continue reading

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Housing voucher hysteria in Atlanta highlights national crisis

This was a fascinating article by Ronda Racha Penrice. Housing voucher hysteria in Atlanta highlights national crisis.

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