public housing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Envisioning Home: Film Details History Of Public Housing In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/envisioning-home-film-details-history-public-housing-st-louis <p>Jean King and Richard Baron first met in 1968, when the two joined forces to protest conditions and rent hikes in St. Louis public housing.</p><p>Together, they earned a reputation as “imaginative leaders” and community advocates, attracting the attention of author/filmmaker Daniel Blake Smith.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:57:12 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Envisioning Home: Film Details History Of Public Housing In St. Louis Durbin shares plans to boost security in East St. Louis public housing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-shares-plans-boost-security-east-st-louis-public-housing <p>Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is touting new measures to increase security for public housing residents in East St. Louis. The federally-funded plan includes installing cameras at six high-rise properties and hiring a new security coordinator.</p><p>&quot;We&#39;re going to be putting up lighting and fencing,&quot; Durbin said.&nbsp;&quot;We&#39;re going to move forward to try to make sure the almost 4,500&nbsp;residents of public housing in East St. Louis have a safer place to live.&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:47:47 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin shares plans to boost security in East St. Louis public housing Last public housing tower for St. Louis families to come down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/last-public-housing-tower-st-louis-families-come-down <p>The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of St. Louis $7.8 million to help redevelop the area around the city&#39;s last public housing tower for families.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 19:09:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1288 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Last public housing tower for St. Louis families to come down New documentary sheds light on the story of Pruitt-Igoe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-documentary-sheds-light-story-pruitt-igoe <p>The Pruitt-Igoe public housing project in St. Louis was once considered the template for post-war public housing, a national model.&nbsp; For awhile it was&mdash;until it wasn&rsquo;t.&nbsp; The high rise complex was constructed in 1954.&nbsp; Two decades later, and by then notorious, Pruitt-Igoe was a pile of rubble, imploded and bulldozed into history. What went wrong and why?&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the subject of a new documentary film called <em><a href="http://www.mohistory.org/node/5628">The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History.</a>&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;Directed by Chad Freidrichs, the film will have its St. Louis premiere <a href="http://www.mohistory.org/node/5628">this Saturday at the Missouri History Museum.</a></p><p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:32:19 +0000 Libby Franklin 872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New documentary sheds light on the story of Pruitt-Igoe