How has the Plan for Transformation really changed the South and West sides?

80th & Wabash Ave block club sign

“Part of the problem is that these neighborhoods are changing anyway, so not all of the poor people moving in are from the C.H.A. I think it’s become a socially accepted way to say, ‘My neighborhood is changing and I don’t like it.'”

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the Plan for Transformation’s effect on Chicago’s neighborhoods. Are the former residents of now-demolished projects to blame for a rise in crime? Has there been a rise in crime at all? Today the Chicago News Cooperative published a series of stories on the changes that are (and aren’t) occurring Chatham and Auburn-Gresham, and other neighborhoods.

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