After the Plan: What Happened to Public Housing Families?


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This coming Wednesday, join a panel discussion in a conversation about the displacement of families in the wake of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation. Organized by the National Public Housing Museum, with the University of Chicago Urban Network.

“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.”

Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bumpus Activity Room, 126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

This event is nearly at capacity. RSVP HERE.


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!