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Campaign to restore public housing in Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- The Westside Community Association and Chattanooga Organized for Action took their "public housing is not for sale" campaign to the streets Saturday, knocking on doors and asking residents in East Lake Courts, the city's third-largest public housing development, to join in the fight to save their homes.

Dozens of public housing residents and supporters signed a petition Saturday demanding unit-for-unit replacement of every public housing property demolished.

"The main demand is building for building, apartment for apartment," said Westside resident Karl Epperson.

Markalla Ford, a 14-year-old public housing resident, is among those who signed the petition. "People need somewhere to stay, and everybody can't afford to pay lights and water," Ford said.

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