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Turning public housing into a philanthropic cause

New York's Housing Authority, with US$17 billion in unmet capital needs, has created the non-profit Fund for Public Housing to raise money from private donations

New York

LATE last autumn, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, a lapsed doctoral student in urban policy and an executive at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), gave a talk in Chicago, floating the notion that public housing - as if it were a museum or a preparatory school - should present