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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.

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.

Cabrini-Green residents sue CHA over renovated units

"Public housing in not a bad word. Public housing is a safety net that needs to be preserved, rehabilitated or built new," said Jessie Avraham, from the Chicago Housing Initiative.

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.

Riverfront development to be a proving ground for Chicago Housing Authority; Lathrop at a Juncture

CHA's credibility with tenants on the slide...