Public Housing Relocator

  • robert _aylor
    Photo by Patricia Evans

In Chicago, thousands of public housing residents are being forced to move as the Chicago Housing Authority systematically demolishes their notorious high-rise apartment buildings and plans to replace them with mixed-income developments. Since the redeveloped housing won’t be available in most cases for several years, many families find themselves looking for an apartment in the private market — many for the very first time — using Section 8 vouchers. It’s Janine Ingram’s job to help find them a place, quickly. Long Haul spent a day with Janine; this is the story.