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CHA maneuvering on Lathrop Homes an unfortunate development

“It’s not the final step by any means,” Sahli (CHA Chief Housing Officer) said, adding that “there’s still lots of room for community discussion.”  But for those who have seen the CHA mow down its public housing stock without always making good on its promises, such assurances have an unsettling ring.

Lathrop Residents PUSH against CHA Plan.

"A tower is out of character and it's wrong," Waguespack said. "We don't want to allow CHA to do something that organizations and people around it are opposed to."

In letters and a published opinion piece, Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, has also been critical of the CHA proposal and pushed for more affordable housing at the site.

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.