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.
Sep 15, 2013
Philadelphia politicians such as Mayor Ed Rendell, Mayor Wilson Goode, State Reps Mike Stack and Mike McGeehan and 6th District Councilwoman Joan Krajewski helped shape the history of Liddonfield housing project in the northeast section of the city and are featured in this video. The impact of Liddonfield Homes Public Housing Development on the neighborhood population over the course of more than fifty years offers the perfect microcosm of public policy in action. It also documents the effect of that public policy on the citizens of northeast Philadelphia and their attempts to have more control over their neighborhoods through political means, such as protests and public meetings with elected officials.
Liddonfield: One Neighborhood's Struggle With Public Housing