There Are No Children Here - Study Guide Summer 1989, Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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In late May Vincent Lane, the new head of the CHA, holds a meeting with the Henry Horner tenants' association. Vincent Lane has little experience in politics or the government sector having worked mostly as a residential home developer yet he seems fully vested in making significant changes. He knows he will have to deal with the CHA's terrible reputation and mismanagement issues but it is worse than he imagined. Despite the memo, he has not heard about the basement situation until the Horner residents inform him. Someone at the CHA hid the memo to protect their job. Vincent wants to clean out all the basements, replace stolen heating coils, and other repair projects but there isn't enough funding available. He is determined to somehow find it. His first act is to conduct building sweeps to try to get rid of the gangs. Housing managers...

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