Chicago Tribune showcases National Public Housing Museum

The Chicago Tribune features writer Steve Johnson showcased the work of the NPHM as the Chicago Housing Authority moves to finalize the lease for the Museum's future home on Taylor Street. Titled "Chicago National Public Housing Museum aims for conscience," the article features the history of the Museum in the making as well as our key supporters.

 Sunny Fischer, board chairwoman of the National Public Housing Museum, stands beneath a rusty door frame in the former public housing building in the 1300 block of West Taylor Street that will house the museum. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

Sunny Fischer, board chairwoman of the National Public Housing Museum, stands beneath a rusty door frame in the former public housing building in the 1300 block of West Taylor Street that will house the museum. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

As the CHA's CEO Gene Jones is quoted about the Museum, "It will also serve to highlight the role that public housing has played in the lives of Chicagoans while ... transforming (the building) into a vibrant community asset." — We couldn't agree more. Moreover, we plan to build an institution which will interpret the public housing experience here in Chicago and in communities across the United States. 

We need your help. As we begin construction of our building in 2017, we need your stories — whether you've been a resident, worker, policymaker, neighbor, or visitor — to interpret public housing and its residents on a national scale. To send us your story, please contact Daniel Ronan, the Manager of Public Engagement, at dronan@nphm.org or at (773) 245-1621. And, as ever, we appreciate your financial support. 

We would also like to invite you to our program this Thursday at Quinn Chapel which will feature the poetry of public housing residents and a discussion from resident perspectives on the implications of Chicago's Plan for Transformation. Please RSVP here.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we move ever forward.

Sincerely,

Sunny Fischer, Board Chair

National Public Housing Museum