Violence has plagued this Florida housing complex for nearly 50 years. Nobody knows how to fix it

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nearly 50 years ago, the Lauderhill Point apartments were built to bring safe, affordable housing to a blighted stretch of what is now Lauderhill.Instead, the 22 buildings that make up the property have become infamous for problems that have remained consistent despite numerous name and ownership changes: Murders, shootings, gang control and rampant drug dealing.From 2014 to 2019, Lauderhill Police said they responded to more than 2,400 calls at the property — nearly two a day. Among the 215 criminal reports they gathered were 14 cases involving a gun and six with a kni...


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