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

Jun 2, 2013


Middle-class Americans are moving out of their neighborhoods in record numbers to escape violent crime and often those who choose to stay are forced to become crime fighters in a battle to keep their streets safe, risking retaliation from criminals.  This series tells the story of neighborhood heroes and the actions they took to rid their neighborhood of drug dealers during a severe police shortage in the worst crime wave in Philadelphia history.  Included in the series  is Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, Senator John Heinz, Mayor Wilson Goode, Mayor Ed Rendell, State Representatives Mike McGeehan and John Perzel, HUD officials, the Liddonfield Tenant Council, the United Civic Associations of the Northeast, Police Commissioner Willie Williams and Philadelphia's 8th District Police Department.  To read the series go to Liddonfield:  One Neighborhood's Struggle With Public Housing

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