After the Plan: What Happened to Public Housing Families?

Image: Parkside of Oldtown,  YoChicago

Image: Parkside of Oldtown, YoChicago

We are excited to announce our program partner, the The University of Chicago Urban Network. We thank the Urban Network for their support for this program and continued support of the National Public Housing Museum. 

UPDATE 01-25-16: TRANSIT & PARKING: All buses on Michigan Avenue serve this location. The Chicago Red Line is the closest 'L' stop. Parking may be validated at the Church after parking at the 900 N Michigan Standard Garage. 

UPDATE 01-21-16: We have moved the event to the Buchanan Chapel. Please RSVP HERE. A reception will follow this event in the Bumpus Activity Room.

Fifteen years after the Plan for Transformation, questions still remain about the relocation of resident families from demolished high-rises into four distinct housing situations. A panel of academics, a public housing resident representative, and a housing non-profit will discuss the implementation of the Plan for Transformation and its ultimate effects on Chicago's public housing families.  

Come join us for this engaging panel discussion:

Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Chapel - 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL


Mary Pattillo - Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University, will focus on families relocated with a voucher to other segregated and impoverished neighborhoods.

Amy Khare - PhD Candidate, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, will discuss families who are living in the new mixed income developments.

Crystal Palmer - Assistant Director of Resident Engagement, the Chicago Housing Authority, will talk about families residing in traditional public housing.

Chris Klepper - Executive Director, Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, will focus on families who took a voucher and relocated to “opportunity areas” in the city and the suburbs.

Paul Fischer - Emeritus Professor, Department of Politics, Lake Forest College, will moderate the panel. 

Each panelist will speak for 15 minutes, followed by cross-panel discussion and audience questions and comments.

See you there! 

Image: Parkside of Oldtown, YoChicago