PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS Why Some Become High Rise Slums
William R Whikehart
America's low cost housing plan was launched as a noble experiment: to improve the quality of life for the impoverished. Tragically, the program has often intensified the degradation of slum life. TODAY, the reasons why are becoming clear. Some 2.5 million Americans live in public housing projects in the big cities. For them, project life has become a never-ending struggle to survive amidst rampant crime, vandalism, drug abuse, unemployment, and physical deterioration.
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