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.

FIGHT THE STIGMA!

FIGHT THE STIGMA!
Rosemary Reeves, Blogger, standing on Philadelphia Skyline

Jun 17, 2012

the liddonfield connection

The movie Six Degrees of Separation got its title from the theory that every person on Earth is separated from every other person by no more than six people.  In Philadelphia's far northeast, Liddonfield housing project has created a real life common connection between the population of that area.  Residents have either lived in Liddonfield at one time, know someone who did, were homeowners negatively affected by blight and rising crime in the project through its declining years, or were actively involved in the political process concerning Liddonfield (e.g. protests, civic meetings).  This video shows how every person in the area is separated by no more than three others when it comes to the notorious Liddonfield public housing development. 

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