Skip to comments.Neighborhoods of CHA relocations experienced higher crime rates
Posted on 04/05/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT by massmike
Crime was worse in neighborhoods where former Chicago Housing Authority residents used vouchers to move into private apartments, a new study found.
From 2000 to 2008, violent crime was 21 percent higher in neighborhoods with high concentrations of voucher-holding former CHA residents when compared to similar neighborhoods without them, the Washington-based Urban Institute found. Property crime also would have been lower without relocated residents in those neighborhoods, the study said.
Violent crime dropped about 26 percent across the city over the same time period, according to the Chicago Police Department. The Urban Institute attributed about 1 percent of the decrease to CHAs 1999 plan to knock down Cabrini-Green and other notorious housing complexes.
We are estimating crime went down less in neighborhoods where the relocatees moved, said Susan Popkin, an author of the study released Thursday.
In the past, CHA said there was no evidence of a link between crime and the relocation of public housing residents. Until this study, really, there hasnt been any data that addresses this question, CHA spokeswoman Kellie OConnell-Miller said.
It reiterates the importance to us to remain committed to responsible relocation strategies, she said.
By the end of 2011, about 4,000 voucher-holding former CHA residents lived in the city and about 70 were in the suburbs, according to CHA.
Some communities are not very happy to have them. Chatham, where generations of African-American teachers, lawyers and other professionals have called home, has seen an influx of former CHA residents with vouchers about 120 of them.
It has been disastrous for Chatham, said Keith Tate, president of Chatham-Avalon Park Community Association.
Never did we see individuals sitting on their cars drinking 40-ounce bottles of beer.
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We need a captain obvious graphic
**We need a captain obvious graphic**
Agreed,. who would be surprised by this?
...unexpectedly, no doubt...
I think I’m gonna die from NOT surprise.
Hoodie sales are probably also up in these neighborhoods.
“Holder’s people” will never amount to much unless they decide to make a difference in their own lives. With all the welfare given to them, they seem to be content in their own poverty. Cut off all the “freebies” and force them to get a job. I know getting job is a novel idea for many, but when starvation looms in the future, a job might seem like a good idea.
Their leaders take pride in taking from the productive and “spreading the wealth” to the voters.
Why do you think voters will work when they can continue to steal from the productive? After all, they have been conditioned by their leaders that nothing is wrong with it.
Could part of the moral breakdown in our society be the immoral behavior of the government? After all, robbery is the taking of one’s property by another using force or the threatened use of force. How much is stolen from the productive and given to the unproductive who only have to work (by voting) one day every two years?
This is happening all over the country.
The feral goobermint is exporting criminals from the inner cities into areas where there has been little crime and suddenly - surprise of surprises - the crime rate skyrockets. Duh!
I’m not just talking lily-white suburbs either. They are moving this welfare trash into integrated neighborhoods where people mostly get along and work hard to maintain and improve their standard of living.
Typical libtard tactic - share the misery by spreading it around.
And birds fly.....
When the criminals move in, crime goes......up?
Whooda thunk it.
Bear. Fecal matter. Woods.
Talk privately to any cop here today - with the exception of such brass as are toadies of the politicians - and they will paint you a far grimmer picture than the media arm of the area's Democrat machine ever allows the sheep to see. Metastasis.
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