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    Chicago Tribune finds corruption and mismanagement at the Chicago Housing Authority in its series on "The Chicago Wall," a deliberately constructed barrier of public housing and expressways that divides Chicago physically, racially, economically and psychologically.
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    News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.) investigation finds houses rehabilitated with federal funds were sold to city hall officials and relatives of the housing chief who later sold houses for huge profits.
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    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin runs series, titled "The Housing Game," on how Section 8 rent-subsidy program, designed to provide decent housing for the poor, is used to make enormous profits at little or no risk.
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    Kansas City Star series on Haven Property Management documents investment schemes of a Kansas City slumlord who invested more than $6 million from Oregon investors in substandard housing and failed to provide services to residents.
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    New Castle (Pa.) News does series on the decaying state of some city housing projects; the housing authority tolerates infestation, leaking pipes, clogged sewers.
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    Seattle Post-Intelligencer series on corruption in Seattle Housing Authority programs finds housing projects incomplete, questionable loan practices, conflicts of interests.
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    Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press series on the black community in Lee County examines the black power structure, housing and education problems and media discrimination.
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    Evening Independent (St. Petersburg) article shows how that city's real estate agents segregate the community through unfair housing practices.
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    The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) tests real estate agents for discrimination and finds blacks are shown fewer homes in fewer neighborhoods, etc. (Supplement: report on federal efforts to end discrimination in housing.)
  • The nation's public housing system is crumbling under the Reagan administration

    APF Reporter finds the nation's public housing system crumbling as the Reagan administration axes programs from the budget. (Supplement: terrible living conditions from poor planning in the construction of high-rise public housing projects; A Sheltered Crisis--Fair Housing in the '80s.)