Norris Homes

 Norris Homes was a close-knit community tucked into the northeast corner of Temple University's main campus in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood had survived decades, but in mid-2018, Philadelphia Housing Authority knocked the homes down to make room for newer construction. These photos tell the story of this community. Read the full story by Julie Christie for The Temple News  here . In this photo, Frances Dixon, 43, (second from left) sits on the couch with her family inside their then-home Saturday, October 7, 2017. She had lived in Norris Homes for 22 years.

Norris Homes was a close-knit community tucked into the northeast corner of Temple University's main campus in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood had survived decades, but in mid-2018, Philadelphia Housing Authority knocked the homes down to make room for newer construction. These photos tell the story of this community. Read the full story by Julie Christie for The Temple News here. In this photo, Frances Dixon, 43, (second from left) sits on the couch with her family inside their then-home Saturday, October 7, 2017. She had lived in Norris Homes for 22 years.

 Houses in the Norris Homes community sit boarded up in preparation for demolition after families moved out in October 2017.

Houses in the Norris Homes community sit boarded up in preparation for demolition after families moved out in October 2017.

 Monisha Jackson's children, Messiah, left, and Malachi Williams, right, both 5 at the time, sit outside their aunt Nikia Denby's then-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, right, both 5 at the time, sit outside their aunt Nikia Denby's then-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 then-home in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She lived there for about 40 years.

Beverly Williams, 77, sits inside her then-home in the Norris Homes community on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She 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, right, 29, at Norris Homes' last community cookout on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Lewis grew up visiting his friends and family who lived in the Norris Homes community.

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

 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. He grew up in Norris Homes and lived with his aunt and grandmother there for 18 years.

Rasheem Webster, 27, looks at homes surrounding a parking lot on Norris Street between Marvine and 11th streets on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He grew up in Norris Homes and lived with his aunt and grandmother there for 18 years.

 The Norris Homes community sat in the northeast corner of Temple University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia at 11th and Berks streets.

The Norris Homes community sat in the northeast corner of Temple University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia at 11th and Berks streets.

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

Wanda Rush, 59, sits inside her then-home with her grandson on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She lived in Norris Homes for 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.

Webster, 27, throws a football 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.

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, was demolished in spring 2018. It sat across the street from Norris Apartments, right, a PHA housing development. The new development reflects what Norris Homes community will become once construction in complete.

The Norris Homes community, left, was demolished in spring 2018. It sat across the street from Norris Apartments, right, a PHA housing development. The new development reflects what Norris Homes community will become once construction in complete.

 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.