Posts tagged "Urban Institute"

Did Chicago's Plan for Transformation succeed?

Back in 2002, Terry Peterson, then CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, said the city’s overhaul of public housing, dubbed the Plan For Transformation, would be successful. “I have every confidence we will succeed in improving the quality of life for the great majority of CHA residents and helping them share fully in Chicago’s blessings,”... Read more »

Poverty and depression: Which is the chicken and which is the egg?

Poverty and depression: Which is the chicken and which is the egg?
Are you sad because you’re poor or poor because you’re sad? We don’t really know. But a new Gallup Wellbeing report on chronic health problems shows that Americans living in poverty are nearly twice as likely to have been diagnosed with depression, and more likely to suffer from a host of other ailments — asthma,... Read more »

Desegregating Chicago: not an easy task

When I talk with people about the demolition of Chicago’s public housing, there’s one question people ask over and over: Where did everybody go? I wish it was a simple question to answer. I’ve wondered it myself countless times. But chronicling the moves of hundreds of families–many of whom live on the margins of society–wouldn’t... Read more »
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