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December 13th, 2010
09:26 AM ET

Public Housing Postscript: What Happens to the Poor After They're Forced Out

Cabrini Green - the Chicago complex became the best-known name for the worst in public housing.  This past week its last residents moved out and CNN's Don Lemon offers a public housing postscript – finding out what happens to the low-income tenants after they're forced out.  He interviews Mark Pratt, subject of the documentary "Voices of Cabrini: Remaking Chicago's Public Housing" and a former Cabrini resident. Don also speaks with Dr. Susan Popkin of the Urban Institute, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the President and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Rudolf Montiel about the future of public housing and the trend to scatter the low-income into the general population.

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  1. Lori

    It seems like to me that when we as country try to discuss low income housing and the homeless we get side tracked into talking about free hand outs and pulling one's self up by the boot straps. In this day and age when through no fault of your own you can lose your job at any minute and be unable no matter how hard you try to find another job, we should be overhauling how we run low income housing and every major city should have a comprehensive homeless program. It is time to do something about people and who have fallen on hard times instead of just stepping over them on the way to the mall.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:21 am |