Why the Chicago Housing Authority Failed to Meet Its Mixed Income Ambitions

“As long as I’ve got breath in my body, I’m going to represent those public housing residents,” [tenant leader Natalie] Saffold said. “I may not get back out there with them. But hopefully one day some residents from LeClaire who were put off that land will have the right to return. We as poor people — we have the right to be here, too.”

SJNN Cycle 3 Fellow Natalie Moore’s fellowship project on the challenges and failures of the CHA’s “Plan for Transformation,” “Why The Chicago Housing Authority Failed To Meet Its Mixed-Income Ambitions,”was recently published and discussed on WBEZ March 23, 2017.  The multimedia, interactive piece was produced with assistance from Medill students Siri Bulusu, Marisa Endicott, Harry Huggins and Madison Hopkins.

Audio from the WBEZ Morning Shift discussion that accompanied its publication can be found here.