Stories about life in Liddonfield housing project and its impact on the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Upper Holmesburg. These true stories reveal how government policy affected the lives of real people, from the project residents to area homeowners during the 5 decades of Liddonfield’s existence. Stories and articles are written by a former resident of the project.
Jun 19, 2010
R.I.P. Liddonfield Project
Liddonfield Housing Project in northeast Philadelphia was originally a military compound built during WWII that was converted into public housing. Though there is no definite date, Liddonfield will be demolished under the HOPE VI program and turned into a privatized mixed-income neighborhood.
R.I.P Liddonfield Project on Facebook was founded in April 2010 in response to this planned demolition and boasts over 500 members. Some are recently displaced former residents. Some left the project years ago but want to connect with others who know what it was like to have lived there. Check out this group at R.I.P. Liddonfield Project.