briefly turning on the tv yesterday evening, i happened to tune into "60 minutes," which had a segment about the city of chicago tearing down a number of their notorious housing projects and instead putting up new mixed-income units.
i didn't get to catch the whole thing, but i have two questions...
1. does anyone know the full story on this? (i'm too darn lazy to go searching the web myself, you see.)
2. does anyone have any thoughts about the pros/cons of this strategy. as much as my feeble mind can understand, the benefits are that some families are able to escape the horrendous conditions of the housing projects, and the burdens are that the absolute number of low-income housing units are dropping precipitously (sp?).
additional thoughts? will we ever solve the need/desire for public housing?