As subsidized housing spreads, suburbs face rising number of poor
A wrecking ball demolishes Caprini Green in 2011
Decades ago, Yolanda Crawford had a chance to leave the Chicago Housing Authority’s Dearborn Homes in Bronzeville and move to Naperville.
She turned it down. That’s a decision she regrets.
Now, from the front porch of a small three-bedroom home in Burnham that she leases using a Section 8 “housing choice” voucher, the retired postal worker has some advice for other mothers raising children in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods.
“I advise any mother: Move to your suburban areas,” she says…Please click here to read Chris Fusco, Tim Novak, Mick Dumke and Brett Chase’s story in the Sun Times.