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 30, 2010

Public Housing Heroes Save Elderly Woman

Give a round of applause to Brenda Manghane~Washington, who wrote an Opinon piece for The heroic efforts of neighbors in a Chatanooga public housing complex that saved an elderly woman's life could have easily gone unnoticed in the media. Ms. Manghane~Washington, however, thought that their good deed was newsworthy. The real-life public housing heroes checked on an elderly neighbor during a power outage in the sweltering heat and got her to the hospital on time.

Ms. Manghane~Washington believes that those in public housing are too often portrayed as bad individuals. In, she states, "I don't limit myself to the people I know based on their social class or economic standing. For I've found that people are people, good or bad, from every walk of life."

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