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  • US Lets Public Housing Developments Crumble as a Prelude to Privatization

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | Report

    Construction takes place at the public housing complex in East Boston's Orient Heights on April 13, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Construction takes place at the public housing complex in East Boston's Orient Heights on April 13, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    The intentional neglect and underfunding of US public housing has led to the deterioration of many housing developments. While some are being demolished, others are being converted to privately owned, mixed-income apartment complexes with only a small percentage reserved for low-income people. The opposite is true in Europe, where a groundswell of activity is underway to preserve existing social housing and create new units for those who need them.

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