'After the Projects'
St. Paul, Minn. — Once, public housing projects were a symbol of hope. But starting in the '70s, neglect turned public housing projects into ghettos of concentrated poverty and violent crime.
Now, in the next public housing "experiment," Chicago is replacing the projects and moving residents to mixed-income neighborhoods. But there won't be room for everyone, and a new home may not mean an escape from poverty.
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