Chicago was known for having some of the largest and most dangerous public housing complexes in the country. In recent years, however, these projects are being torn down. Chicago, along with other cities, is moving its public housing residents to mixed income housing. The hope is that if poor people move out of areas of concentrated poverty, they'll have more opportunities.
American RadioWorks' producers Chris Farrell and Laurie Stern spent much of the year in the Chicago projects. Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Farrell.