Dr. Arthur Naparstek


Age: 65

public housing and urban redevelopment expert whose work helped redefine the function of public housing through community building, and whose ideas for rebuilding Cleveland's impoverished neighborhoods became the model for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's HOPE IV program, which gave community leaders and tenants a role in creating the revitalization plans for their dilapidated housing projects and more control over operations, and who also led community revitalization efforts in Israel.

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Born: June 1, 1938

Died: April 24, 2004

Cleveland, Ohio