Thousands of Public Housing Units to Be Razed

"As many as 7 percent of the Chicago Housing Authority's 38,000 public units will be demolished next year, and 1,000 units will be built or renovated under a plan for the first full year of the agency's overhaul."

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October 4, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Dislocated families can choose to receive Section 8 vouchers for short- or long-term housing on theprivate market or move elsewhere within the CHA. Most people from those notorious high-rises areexpected to be shuffled among public buildings, and 700 are projected to use Section 8 certificates next year. During that time the agency intends to complete 500 new or renovated units in low-rise developments on the South Side."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Tuesday, October 3, 2000 in The Chicago Tribune

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