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    by Nicole Fruge posted September 2, 2011

    Darnell Myers embraces his pit bull in the park at Grant Wood Elementary School near where he lives with his mom and siblings. Myers said there were no grass fields like this where he lived in Chicago. He and his family moved to Iowa City nearly a decade ago, following other family members who had been displaced after the high-rise project housing was torn down on the south side of Chicago. His mother Charlene said the wait for Section 8 housing in Chicago was so long that by the time she would have received the funding many of children would have left home and needing the housing for their own families. —Rachel Mummey

    Darnell Myers embraces his pit bull in the park at Grant Wood Elementary School near where he lives with his mom and siblings. Myers said there were no grass fields like this where he lived in Chicago. He and his family moved to Iowa City nearly a decade ago, following other family members who had been displaced after the high-rise project housing was torn down on the south side of Chicago. His mother Charlene said the wait for Section 8 housing in Chicago was so long that by the time she would have received the funding many of children would have left home and needing the housing for their own families. —Rachel Mummey

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