From the New York Times:
Tearing down public housing has become something of a national trend, except in New York, where the New York City Housing Authority has held onto its stock of aging buildings even as repair bills and tenant complaints mount.
But that may be changing.
From the Boston Globe:
Almost a quarter-century ago, the word came down from Washington, D.C.: The federal government was done building public housing.
A new law capped the number of deeply affordable apartments Washington would subsidize in any given city at whatever existed in 1999, closing the book on a decades-long push against public housing by critics who associated it with crime and concentrated poverty.
From City Limits: