When housing is not enough: Chicago public housing residents become economic developers
One critique of public housing built in the United States in the middle of the 20th century centers on the failure to provide services to meet daily needs - stores for food shopping, laundromats, day care, recreation and so on. Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) developments are no exception. We focus on one CHA development, Wentworth Gardens. We describe the progress Wentworth resident activists are making in developing a commercial shopping center in their community. We also examine the ways in which past actions to meet everyday needs have provided the potential for Wentworth residents to cultivate their empowerment and the possibilities for their current economic development efforts.
Future Visions of Urban Public Housing (Routledge Revivals): An International Forum, November 17-20, 1994
Feldman, Roberta M.; Stall, Susan; and Wright, Patricia A., "When housing is not enough: Chicago public housing residents become economic developers" (2017). Sociology Faculty Publications. 2.