Golf Course used by ObamaKeep the President in Office so you to can have one of these Golf Courses in your neighborhood
The failures of Cabrini-Green (which was only the most notorious of the city's public housing projects) were widely understood to be attributable to the systemic management malfunctions of the Chicago Housing Authority.
"For too long, they say, it seemed no one would help, not even Allison Davis-- who until January was a
He gets a lesson in city golf course etiquette from Deadline Detroit columnist Bill McGraw, who tells Charlie about the 289.6 acre I-94 Industrial Project. This is an area of land that used to be comprised of neighborhoods until the city bought the land to re-purpose it into a place for new industries to build. Instead the area has returned to nature.
Next, the famous abandoned Packard Plant adds several strokes to Charlie's scorecard. If
April 16, 2011 Goodbye to Cabrini Green
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We still live in a slumMark Konkol
If you're looking for a tiny bag of cocaine on the edge of Old Town, just follow the flashing blue lights to those low-rise apartments on Evergreen and Sedgwick surrounded by half-million dollar condos.
Don't worry about the police cameras. Some helpful drug dealer who hides his dope in the hallway walls of unlocked buildings will certainly lead you out of sight -- to do anything less would be bad for business.
Inside, feel free to smoke your crack and pee in the corners. And if you spot a prostitute, enjoy her in the hallway and leave the condom on the floor.
The drug dealers and thugs at the New Evergreen/Sedgwick Apartments don't mind.
Most of them just "work" there.
But Clara Smith, who the bad guys refer to as the "nosy old bitch" who calls the cops, sure isn't happy about it.
And neither are folks who live in the publicly financed, mixed-income, subsidized housing complex.
They've been screaming about the conditions to the cops, the aldermen, federal housing officials and Urban Property Advisors -- the company that manages the place.
And they say their complaints haven't gotten much of a response from anyone -- not until recently.
Not until raw sewage bubbled up to the electrical outlets in a couple of apartments.
Not until their clout-heavy landlord, Allison Davis, one of Mayor Daley's top allies in the black community, and the property management company run by
Not until federal housing inspectors made an appointment to visit.
Not until a certain reporter started sniffing around the neighborhood.
On a recent stroll through the complex, all the front doors were unlocked because security buzzers don't work. Hallway walls were covered with gang graffiti and pocked with holes. Stained carpets smelled like a urine-Pine-Sol cocktail.
"We can't let little kids in the hallways unattended because we don't know what they'll run into," says Beverly Jackson, who's in her 50s. "They do their drugs. They have their sex. ... We run into the baggies and the condoms."
This is one of those mixed-income complexes that's supposed to keep a gentrifying community diverse. Many people who live there are working folks: bus drivers, department store clerks, school teachers and retirees who pay about $700 a month for one-bedroom apartments in this tony part of town. And they're fed up.
For too long, they say, it seemed no one would help, not even Allison Davis -- who until January was a
planning commission member appointed by Mayor Daley. He's Barack Obama's former boss and business partners with Tony Rezko, who's charged with demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich, among other things. -- Mark KonkolChicago Sun-Times Chicago
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A "ghetto" generally means a low-income area with high crime
Englewood - Southwestern.Fuller Park - Southwestern.
Grand Boulevard - Southern.
North Lawndale - Western.
Riverdale - Far Southern.
Washington Park - Southern.
Woodlawn - Southern.
Slums are even worse than ghettos, but are generally much more limited in size. Over 1/2 the population is living off welfare or other government assistance, and crime is the highest in the entire city. Only the poorest live here, and even most criminals tend to stick to the ghettos or a bit better, since there's little worth stealing.
1) Hunts point, The Bronx
2) Austin, in Chicago
3) 5th ward in Houston
4) Overtown in Miami
5) East cleveland in area of 100's St Clair and Euclid
6) Watts in LA
7) New York City (lower Bronx), Los Angeles (South Los Angeles), Chicago (Austin/West Side), Houston (Settegast/Fifth Ward), Dallas (South Dallas/Pleasant Grove),
RT travels to
“It is a sad thing, it really is. Very depressing. When you see something like this in this kind of condition – continuing to age and continuing to fall apart,” said historian Steve McShane.
RT visited the
“When these sorts of sights fall into this kind of disrepair, it’s almost a neglect of one’s own historical soul.” said McShane.
Built in the 1920s – first a place of worship, later – a community center, it is now at the forefront of
Founded by US Steel Corporation in 1906, the town of
“Once the steel plant suffered it’s loss of 30,000 jobs, that meant that the population would grow smaller, the revenues for the city would go down, and so that accelerated and snowballed,” said Steve McShane.
At 29, Allan has had no work for three years.
“There is really no job opportunities out here. It all depends on what you’re looking for too, but still, there is nothing here,” said the man. The downtown area is now no-town. The main commercial street – an urban desert.
Dispatch / December 14, 2009
Slums of Detroit: A Look At The Heart of America’s 2nd Most Deserted City
By Matt Harvey
This first-ring suburb once boasted Chrysler’s headquarters, a Ford assembly plant and 20,000 industrial jobs. Fleeing
For a large share of Americans, the
This was true before the job losses of the current recession (as of October 2011, the country had 6.3 million fewer jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007). And unless there are structural changes in the economy, it will be true again once the recession has passed.
Down on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder, where too many people who once had middle-income careers now reside, the real value of wages when adjusted for inflation has been declining for years.
One in four jobs does not pay enough to lift a family of four out of poverty. The federal government tries to compensate low-wage workers through programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Without this and other forms of assistance, many more working families would be struggling to put food on the table and pay for housing, utilities, health care, child care, transportation to and from work, and more. Many families are forced to survive by living under a mounting pile of debt.
Thursday, March 29, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler
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the median household income in
Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community through programs designed to both alleviate hardship and promote health, personal responsibility, and economic independence. The Department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents ofDPSS serves a county of 9.818,506 (US Census 2010) million residents, larger in population than 42 states; an area of 4,083 square miles, encompassing 88 cities; and the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
Los Angeles County
DPSS has a caseload larger than any other jurisdiction except the States of California and
DPSS has a budgeted workforce of more than 13,546 (April 2011) and serves the public at 50 local offices located throughout the County.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
CAPI provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment due to their immigration status. Participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services and/or Food Stamp benefits.
the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Network for a Healthy
(Network) of the California
Department of Public Health will continue working to increase food stamp
participation in California .
In FFY 2011 and FFY 2012, the Access Improvement Plan (AIP) aims to
increase Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation in California by at least
29,252 households and 31,784 households, respectively. California