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Amy De La Hunt

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Amy De La Hunt is a St. Louis-based writer and editor who covers community development, education, immigration, and all things culinary for a wide range of publications. She shares snippets from her editorial life at @amy_in_words
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A Fifth of This Town’s Homes Were Saved from Demolition—And Kept Affordable

The decision to demolish Wellston’s public housing had already been made when residents and the mayor decided to fight for it, but persistence, luck, and a financing structure with some unusual twists brought them back from the brink.