Norris Homes

 Frances Dixon, 43, (second from left) sits on the couch with her family inside their home Saturday, October 7, 2017. She's lived in Norris Homes for the past 22 years.

Frances Dixon, 43, (second from left) sits on the couch with her family inside their home Saturday, October 7, 2017. She's lived in Norris Homes for the past 22 years.

Norris Homes is a close-knit community tucked into the northeast corner of Temple University's main campus in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood has been around for decades, but in mid-2018, Philadelphia Housing Authority will knock the homes down to make room for newer construction. These photos are here to tell the story of this community and its residents, and to make sure these people and their stories are not forgotten. Read the full story by Julie Christie for The Temple News here

 Houses in the Norris Homes community are boarded up once a family has moved out in preparation for demolition.

Houses in the Norris Homes community are boarded up once a family has moved out in preparation for demolition.

 Monisha Jackson's children, Messiah (left) and Malachi Williams, 5, sit outside their aunt Nikia Denby's home on Warnock Street in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Jackson, 30, lived in Norris Homes for 22 years.

Monisha Jackson's children, Messiah (left) and Malachi Williams, 5, sit outside their aunt Nikia Denby's home on Warnock Street in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Jackson, 30, lived in Norris Homes for 22 years.

 Beverly Williams, 77, sits inside her home in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She’s lived there for about 40 years.

Beverly Williams, 77, sits inside her home in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She’s lived there for about 40 years.

 Cards hang on the wall in Williams' kitchen

Cards hang on the wall in Williams' kitchen

 Mike Jones (left), 30, stands next to Jesse Lewis, 29, at Norris Homes' last community cookout on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Lewis grew up visiting his friends and family who live in Norris Homes.

Mike Jones (left), 30, stands next to Jesse Lewis, 29, at Norris Homes' last community cookout on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Lewis grew up visiting his friends and family who live in Norris Homes.

 Williams lays her hand on her thigh as she looks out her front door on Saturday, October 7, 2017 before she has to leave her home of about 40 years for good.

Williams lays her hand on her thigh as she looks out her front door on Saturday, October 7, 2017 before she has to leave her home of about 40 years for good.

 Rasheem Webster, 27, looks at homes surrounding a parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Rasheem Webster, 27, looks at homes surrounding a parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

 The Norris Homes community sits in the northeast corner of Temple University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia at 11th and Berks streets. He grew up in Norris Homes and has lived with his aunt and grandmother for the past 18 years.

The Norris Homes community sits in the northeast corner of Temple University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia at 11th and Berks streets. He grew up in Norris Homes and has lived with his aunt and grandmother for the past 18 years.

 Wanda Rush, 59, sits inside her home with her grandson on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She's lived in Norris Homes for the past 17 years.

Wanda Rush, 59, sits inside her home with her grandson on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She's lived in Norris Homes for the past 17 years.

 A graduation photo of Rush's son sits on a shelf next to the television in her living room. 

A graduation photo of Rush's son sits on a shelf next to the television in her living room. 

 Webster, 27, throws a football in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He grew up in Norris Homes and has lived with his aunt and grandmother for the past 18 years.

Webster, 27, throws a football in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He grew up in Norris Homes and has lived with his aunt and grandmother for the past 18 years.

 A group of men sit in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

A group of men sit in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

 The Norris Homes community (left) will be demolished in April 2018. It sits across the street from Norris Apartments (right), a PHA housing development. The new development reflects what Norris Homes community will become.

The Norris Homes community (left) will be demolished in April 2018. It sits across the street from Norris Apartments (right), a PHA housing development. The new development reflects what Norris Homes community will become.

 A father holds his daughter in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The words "daddy's girl" are braided into her hair.

A father holds his daughter in the parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The words "daddy's girl" are braided into her hair.