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Residents of Bucktown, Roscoe Village fume as CHA vote on redevelopment plan nears

“There are not enough words or ways to describe how much of an insult this is to the community,” said Lissette Castañeda, co-chair of the housing and land use committee for the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

A High-rise at Lathrop Homes?

Journalist Curtis Black documents that CHA's talk about replacing Lathrop's public housing units is just that - talk, with no commitments envisioned in  the Lathrop master plan.

Residents, activists oppose new vision for Lathrop Homes

Lathrop residents including many LSNA leaders were out in force for the Lathrop Community Partners meeting on the future of Lathrop Homes. “I just want Lathrop to still be Lathrop,” said Corie Cornwell, 29, a resident who grew up in the complex. “We just want to be able to live here as we have always been.”

Two community meetings about Lathrop Homes scheduled for this week

Communications and specificity about the plans has frustrated and angered public officials, residents and neighbors.

Preview of Draft Master Plan for Lathrop Homes released

The plan calls for preserving most of the Lathrop's buildings north of Diversey Parkway, but demolishing all but three buildings south of Diversey.  It continues to include 45 percent market-rate development.

Tenant group sues Chicago Housing Authority

Elizabeth Rosenthal represents the Cabrini-Green Local Advisory Council. She explained that residents stand to lose much more than fair housing.

CHA Broke Promise to Rehab Cabrini Rowhouses, Lawsuit Alleges

CHA's decision to go back on their promise perpetuates segregation, according to Elizabeth Rosenthal an attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Emanuel's CHA plan challenged

Leah Levinger drew parallels between the Emanuel’s plan to step up investment in private developments and the parking meter privatization deal.  The PFT’s mixed-income developments have been a “massive transfer of assets to private control,” at great benefit to private developers but with little advantage to taxpayers and the public.

Housing Coalition Criticizes Giveaway to Private Developers

Private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emauel's new "Plan Forward" CHA initiative.

Housing project preserves quality in time of tear-down

Tribune columnist Mary Schmich visits with Lathrop residents Titus Kerby and Aida Maisonet and Preservation Chicago President Jonathan Fine.

More market-rate homes proposed at CHA's Lathrop site

"The majority of the 258 respondents favored restoring the current buildings or reusing most of them, according to the agency. Residents in the area expressed concern about the height of the proposed buildings, and they opposed dramatically increasing the number of apartments, the CHA's report shows."

Lathrop plans: little preservation, big TIF

“We were never involved,”  said long-time resident Mary Thomas, a leader of the Lathrop Leadership Team.  “It’s fraudulent.”