Kids play on the curb during a cookout after the memorial service for resident Arlissa Dockery's husband, Larry Pryor who died of cancer. Speculation in the community is that he contracted the cancer from the lead in pipes of his home at Jericho Circle.
A rare sight in the circle, a father spends time with his son on the front stoop of their home at Jericho Circle.
Young men play a game of basketball at the courts next to Jericho Circle.
The Carvell family holds hands as they gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
The words, "I will miss this place," are scrolled across Salena Carvell's room window of her Jericho Circle home. Carvell didn't want to leave the only home she knew.
Kids and families wait to see Santa Claus at the last Christmas party that will be held at the community center inside of Jericho Circle.
Aurora police carry a young man to an ambulance to continue questioning in after a fight broke out at Jericho Circle. Violence is rare in the community since the city began handing out housing vouchers based on good behavior.
Boarded up buildings are a common site as more and more families move out of the complex breaking up friend and family ties that go back many years.
Despite the promises and housing vouchers, about 60 families remain at the Jericho Circle housing project on Aurora's southwest side. While the City Council and Aurora housing authority battle back and forth, these families go on living in the sub-par conditions Jericho has become infamous for. The warm weather brings some relief as residents including Austin Lusher, 10, come together in a yard to play kickball together
Sabrina Carvell revives the paperwork informing her of her housing voucher number on Friday, March 25, 2011.The numbers indicate in what order the residents are eligible to move out of the complex and what date they must be out by forcing many to compete for housing in an already saturated rental market.
Letitia Mendenhall talks to Kane County Sheriff Deputy Jim Seidelman, left, after he explained how the eviction was going to work. Mendenhall lost her good standing status with the Aurora Housing Authority after a conflict with ComEd in December of 2010.
Salena Carvell holds up her bed as she packs up her room and moves out of her families home in Jericho Circle. "I'm sad to leave all my friends," Carvell said.
Young men prove themselves on the basketball courts next to Jericho Circle.
Packers load up the Castillo families home in Jericho Circle before moving them to their new home on spencer street in Aurora.
After being bounced from unit to unit, the last resident at Jericho Circle, Leticia Mendenhall, packs up her stuff as she is evicted from her apartment. Mendenhall is accused of stealing electricity and therefore not eligible to receive a housing voucher.
Bulldozers begin the demolition of homes at Jericho Circle almost three years after the city began relocating residents.
Locks hang on the fences that surround the land that used to be Jericho Circle in Aurora on Wednesday, January 17, 2013. The city and housing authority remain deadlocked on what is to become of the land that over 90 families used to call home.