Residents of two Chicago public housing complexes -- Cabrini-Green and Lathrop Homes and -- aren't leaving without a fight. In front of a room full of tenants and advocates, the
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) tabled a recommendation to transfer land within or
near a part of the Cabrini-Green public housing site to the Target
Corporation. The group also fought the consolidation of the Lathrop Homes, stating that CHA should re-open leasing to fill the North
Side housing complex’s 800 vacant units and stop forcing families out
until their plans are complete.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley only has a few more weeks on the job, but at the last City Council meeting he put two new ordinances -- one that concern diesel pollution, the other concerning housing -- into play.