Pubic funds provided to persons and families whose income falls below certain federal poverty levels. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Child welfare Social medicine The constellation of public assistance programs for indigent families.
Academics, lawyers, developers and even public housing activists argue that the mixed-income redevelopment of Horner was the most successful such endeavor in the city, because residents like Hunt had a seat at the table.
Much of what economists had known up until recently about the links between concentrated poverty and crime came from studying changes in public housing in Chicago and a few other cities from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.
While millions struggle on the open market to find rents or mortgages they can afford, the final thread in the nation's housing safety net, its public housing system, has also become more than a little frayed.