Findings of this project

07/03/2008 12:01 AM

03/14/2015 10:31 AM

Chapter 1

North Columbia’s crime problem is clustered in and around five large apartment complexes, all of which accept federal housing vouchers. Residents have little or no security, and inadequate police patrols foster an atmosphere of distrust.

Chapter 2

North Columbia has more abandoned houses and building code violations than the rest of the city’s areas combined. And its schools are some of the state’s worst;- five are under threat to be taken over.

Chapter 3

North Columbia is always on the verge of success. Its Arts and Crafts style houses and tree-lined streets drip with potential, if the area can get past its obstacles.

Chapter 4

North Columbia’s residents refuse to give up on their neighborhoods. Now they’re partnering with the city on a major effort to clean up problems.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service