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The St. David's ghetto

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Mayor Browne


Tower block social housing in St. David's around the footpath that replaces the old disused railway line:



The St. David's ghetto is home to a number of prolific criminal gangs, most of which originate and operate in and around the St. David's Houses (social housing development). Swarms of goons and hoodlums can be seen at the base of the many tower blocks in St. David’s. The city/borough has experienced mass poverty due to the high levels of unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse problems and a widespread culture of crime that has caused poor employability for residents of the St. David’s Houses.
Many of the black immigrants in the central areas of Imperial City were re-housed in the Oak Temple and St. David’s social housing developments. Re-housing schemes to these cities/boroughs was partly in response to overcrowding and slum housing conditions in Imperial City Central and partly due to market forces such as gentrification. During the 1960s and early 70s St. David’s, Oak Temple, Swine Town and a number of other Local Authorities in the Greater Imperial City conurbation were commissioned to build large schemes such as the aforementioned St. David’s Houses, the Centre Oaks Houses in Oak Temple and Riverview Houses in Hudson amongst many other developments.

More pics in and around St. David's:

St. David's section of Port Maine Boulavard


St. David's City Hall


Average low-wage/affordable housing east of the high-rises and east of the shopping area around Port Maine Boulavard


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