Plan to Reduce Crime in Section-8 Housing

Drug dealers probably don't spend a lot of time discussing the merits of apartment building layout...

"Check it! If the tower faced west we could enjoy sunsets every night as we fire up some rock."

Yet, repositioning and resizing Oakwood Plaza apartment complex is exactly what CIS Investment Strategies, a development firm, wants to do to reduce crime in a Section-8, low-to-moderate income building that is currently "a mess," says Chris Foglio, president of CIS as quoted in The New York Times.

The plan is this: