As the Obama Administration draws to a close, residents of Chicago's Altged Gardens are hoping to get the President's help in saving their community. Washington Post staffer William Wan reports on the plight of those that live in Chicago's largest public housing project, which is also where a young Barack Obama got his start as a community organizer.
While residents are proud of Obama's accomplishments, there is also a feeling that he has not done enough to help them specifically and that they will not receive help following the presidential election. The community is currently battling plans to demolish hundreds of units:
Last year, housing authorities announced plans to demolish 244 decrepit units in Altgeld as part of a revitalization plan that has already seen hundreds of apartments rehabilitated. The demolition would make way for bike trails and commercial development, officials say, but some residents oppose it.