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The former president of the resident council at the CHA's Lathrop Homes development says she was unseated in an election that prevented many disabled and Spanish-speaking residents from voting. Her challenge was denied.
Community leaders just started meeting to determine the future of Lathrop Homes. But residents say they have concerns about their voices being heard.
Lathrop Homes residents are split over the election results. Some residents are saying the election process was flawed because it offered no assistance for Spanish speaking residents.
Residents at a North Side public housing community have been waiting for years find out what will happen to their home. Leaders from the community and housing officials are finally sitting down to create a plan.
Despite complaints about a lack of communication, the Chicago Board of Education will allow 9th graders to take up residence at Schneider Elementary. Schneider's principal opposes the plan.
Residents and housing advocates are concerned that they are being pushed out of Lathrop homes so they can't have a say in its transformation. CHA says they're just trying to give tenants options.
Lathrop homes public housing residents will decide this week where they want to live after the Plan for Transformation is complete. Many say they want Lathrop to stay the same and to be a part of it.
Residents at Lathrop Homes public housing are concerned about a possible plan to replace their community with a mixed-income housing development.
North Side public housing complex residents protested against CHA policies that have led to 600 vacant units there during a time when many people are homeless.
Residents of Lathrop Homes are still waiting for an end to the static-filled telephone service that has plagued the development for months. An AT&T spokeswoman says the CHA has to act first.
Church of the Good News members bid a tearful goodbye to the church that has been a haven to public housing residents and the surrounding neighborhood for 41 years.
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