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

True Stories of Project Life



This series includes factors influencing the decline of Liddonfield Homes Public Housing Development and some of the heroic steps that were taken by determined homeowners and tenants of the project in an attempt to rid themselves of drug dealers in a neighborhood deemed “low priority.” 
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LIDDONFIELD:  ONE NEIGHBORHOOD'S STRUGGLE WITH PUBLIC HOUSING


This series includes factors influencing the decline of Liddonfield Homes Public Housing Development and some of the steps that were taken by determined homeowners and tenants of the project in an attempt to rid themselves of drug dealers in a neighborhood deemed “low priority.” 
 


THE LIDDONFIELDERS:  A HOUSING PROJECT DIARY

 

The Liddonfielders Video Intro





 This story is written through the eyes of a young girl from a public housing family and reveals the hurdles they faced after leaving Liddonfield project.  Moving up was not as easy as they thought in a neighborhood rife with prejudice against people from the project.  As they attempt to assimilate into a community that doesn't want them, the family struggles with money woes, social class differences and a history of bad blood between Liddonfielders and the rest of Upper Holmesburg. 





 Other True Public Housing Stories and Videos:

Mean Housing Project Golfer 
 Kids Caught in Holmesburg Turf Wars
Breaking a Housing Authority Rule









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