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Tennille Ben looks out of her door at the Brand Whitlock homes.

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Pauline Watley stands on her new home's back porch.

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Brand Whitlock homes in Toledo.

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A swing set, lacking its swings, sits in the central playground of the Brand Whitlock homes.

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Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot check out a vacant unit in the Brand Whitlock homes that had been broken into on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The previous occupants had left without taking their things. Cole said that many break-ins were committed by people trying to steal copper, or squatters looking for a place to stay.

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Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot leave the apartment after checking out a vacant unit.

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Police question a young resident they stopped after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at the bus while driving past the Brand Whitlock Homes on Saturday. Nov. 26, 2011. The report was found to be erroneous and the boy was released.

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Police check a group of boys they stopped for weapons after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at the bus while driving past the Brand Whitlock Homes. The report was found to be erroneous and the boys were released.

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Donald Smith carries one end of a sofa while helping Kasandra Cofie move out of her apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Cassandra Cofie watches as Donald Smith carries her daughter’s belongings out of her apartment at Brand Whitlock Homes in Toledo. The city’s oldest public housing site, named after at Toledo mayor, is to be demolished.

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Black mold seen in a vacant unit of the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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A door is decorated with a child's drawings.

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De'Niyah Patrick and her cousin, Marcus Hill, play in an upstairs room in De'Niyah's mother's apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment.

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Lionel Patrick looks out of the window of his children's apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes before heading to classes at the University of Toledo.

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Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment.

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Beatrice Dillard sits in her living room in the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Former resident Romia Smith, 12, pushes Alaysha McCoy, 11, on a carousel in the central playground at the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Pauline Watley plays Pac-Man in her apartment at the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Deairra Smith, 6, plays in the Brand Whitlock Homes' playground.

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Pauline Watley looks out her window at the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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Jesse Dyer walks away after dropping a mattress at the dumpster while helping his sister move out of her apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes.

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