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.


Rosemary Reeves, Blogger, standing on Philadelphia Skyline

Aug 9, 2010

Current Public Housing Resident Elected City Commissioner

Diedre Cole lives in public housing, but that didn’t stop her from running for city commissioner of Sandusky, Ohio. What’s even more exciting is that she won.

“…the odds have certainly increased for folks in public housing to successfully be able to run for elected office," said Rob Fischer, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University, according to the Sundusky Register.

Wouldn't it be great if this inspired more current and former public housing residents to run for public office?

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