We hold these truths to be self-evident…
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Among Chicago’s greatest strengths is the diversity and vibrancy of its neighborhoods. Like a number of Midwestern cities, however, a few Chicago neighborhoods are faced with multiple challenges, including a crippled housing market, lack of employment opportunities, and many years of population decline. The results of these conditions are apparent in a number of Chicago community areas that once were densely populated and lively but now suffer from high vacancy and unemployment with little relief predicted in the foreseeable future. Today, in light of vastly different economic and market conditions, public and private interests need a road map for how to invest in these neighborhoods to make the most efficient and effective improvements.
The City of Chicago, its partners, and the residents and business owners of these neighborhoods are engaging in a project to create plans and policies that will guide decision-making and investments for years to come. Englewood, Woodlawn, and Washington Park make up the priority areas of a new project called Green Healthy Neighborhoods (GHN), which is intended to better target public and private investments in the most efficient and effective way.”
Okay. Let’s see what “public and private investments” means.
Don’t say that you feel like dying
Life’s hard then it feels like diamonds
Your home is just far too gone
Much too late to even feel like tryin