The high price of decay

Fenyvesi, Charles
March 1994
U.S. News & World Report;3/28/94, Vol. 116 Issue 12, p26
Discusses a 1987 law which says that local public housing authorities may not demolish deteriorated buildings unless the lost apartments can be replaced with other similar units elsewhere. Little federal money available for new public housing which makes it virtually impossible to legally tear down the decayed structures; Local authorities provided with $100 million in annual subsidies for the maintenance of these buildings; Efforts to change the law.


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