public housing

Breaking the cycle of public housing

Jul 17, 2013
Housing authorities across the country are searching for ways to transition people out of public housing.
Posted In: public housing, Wisconsin

Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Apr 16, 2013
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.
Posted In: section 8 housing, sequester, public housing

Changing neighborhoods can change your life

Feb 13, 2013
Helping poor families relocate to safer neighborhoods with better schools shown to improve mobility for children.
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility

Is there a link between housing policy and violence?

Feb 12, 2013
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, gun violence

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Posted In: Chicago, violence, public housing

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility