Cabrini–Green Homes

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The abandoned rowhouses in Cabrini-Green

Cabrini–Green Homes was a public housing project on the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois. The Francis Cabrini Rowhouses and Extensions were in the Cabrini–Green neighborhood.[1]

Cabrini-Green was home to 15,000 people,[2] mostly living in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings. Crime in the area caused poor living conditions for many residents. "Cabrini-Green" became a well known example for problems caused by public housing in the United States. In 1995, CHA began tearing down mid- and high-rise buildings, with the last demolished in 2011.[3] Today, only the original, two-story rowhouses remain.

The area has been rebuilt through the building of high-rises and townhouses, causing it to become a mixed-income neighborhood.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. McClendon, Dennis. "Chicago Housing Authority Family Projects". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Saulny, Susan (March 18, 2007). "At Housing Project, Both Fear and Renewal". The New York Times. New York. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. Guzzardi, Will (March 30, 2011). "Cabrini-Green Demolition: Last Building Coming Down Wednesday (VIDEO)". Huffington Post.