Plan for Transformation: WBEZ Examines Progress of CHA Redevelopment

After years of violence, Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Housing Authority launched an aggressive overhaul of Chicago’s public housing. It was called the Plan for Transformation, and it demolished 17,000 units of public housing in an effort to relocate residents into mixed-income communities.

But 17 years – and $3 billion later – only about 8 percent of those households now live in mixed-income communities.

Link: Read Natalie Moore’s reportLink: Read Natalie Moore’s report

That’s the conclusion of a report by WBEZ and graduate students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Here to talk about the report is WBEZ's South Side bureau reporter Natalie Moore.


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