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Cabrini Green Families To Leave

Cabrini Green Families To Leave - A federal judge today ordered the two remaining families living in a Cabrini Green high rise to move out of the building within 10 days, allowing the Chicago Housing Authority to move forward with demolition plans.
The final seven families at 1230 N. Burling St. had agreed last week to vacate the building on Tuesday, but when the moving trucks arrived, two families backed out of the deal, according to the motion filed by CHA.

The CHA had sought an emergency building closure order, claiming that it was unsafe and dangerous to have only two families living in the 15-story high rise built to house 134 families, and that it was an extreme financial burden to maintain heat, services and security.

"Imagine it at night with one light on the fourth floor and one light on the eleventh," said Scott Ammarell, general counsel for the CHA. "That says it all."

An attorney for one of the residents, Annie Ricks, said the new temporary home offered by the CHA was unacceptable for her family of seven.

The windows of the house were boarded up and it was located in a crime-ridden neighborhood, according to Jack Block, an attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, which represents the Cabrini-Green Local Advisory Council.

Block said that Ricks preferred to move into the newer Parkside of Old Town mixed-income development built on the Cabrini-Green property. CHA officials said there is a waiting list for that complex and it would be unfair to move Ricks ahead of other former tenants.

Cabrini Green Families To Leave

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