This section is devoted to informative and stimulating reading material about public housing!
“Locked Out” by Mara Shalhoup is a detailed look at the effects of the Atlanta Housing Authority’s decision to demolish all of its public housing beginning in the late 1990s.
“Separate, Unequal, and Ignored” by Steve Bogira explores the perennial and pervasive issue of segregation in Chicago
“Hollywood’s Urban Cleansing” by Patrick Range McDonald, chronicling the gentrification of Hollywood with meticulous attention to census data and the efforts of political and business leaders to yield their town to hipsters.
“The last tower” by Ben Austen gives a broad background to the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation, the massive overhaul of the public housing which began in 2000 and led to the demolition of the city’s high-rise housing projects. It focuses especially on Cabrini-Green and the fate of its tenants.
“The land that time and money forgot” by Mark Jacobson is a tour through New York City’s public housing projects a.k.a. Nychanald, as they become the target of the city’s thirst for land and increasing distaste for the poor. A delightfully styled piece.
“America’s worst housing project is being gentrified” by Mike Pearl. A snarky Vice piece about the city-sponsored hipster invasion to get “undesirable” people out of a troubled LA neighborhood.
“House of lies,” a huge investigation b the Miami Herald into the affordable and public housing crisis in Miami-Dade County