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A resident of Lathrop Homes leaves one of the few occupied buildings in the development. The city wants to redevelop the public housing as mixed use, and offered vouchers to encourage residents to relocate.
February 5, 2015 Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.
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Lower-income residents may find affordable housing hard to come by in Manhattan.
July 30, 2014 A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.
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October 24, 2011 An advantage of being the incumbent in the Oval Office seeking re-election was readily evident Monday in President Obama's roll-out of his administration's latest effort to help struggling homeowners. The president's executive power allows him to actually put into effect real changes as opposed to merely proposing them which is pretty much all the Republican presidential candidates can do.
March 31, 2011 The Chicago Housing Authority began demolishing the lone-standing high rise at the Cabrini-Green housing project. Originally perceived as a sensible move in housing the urban poor, it was later derided as public housing's number one failure.
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