CHA Orders Cabrini Families Out

CHA Orders Cabrini Families Out

The Chicago Housing Authority is doing an emergency closing of a Cabrini-Green building.

Families received 30-day notices to vacate the building on north Larrabee Street. CHA officials cite safety, deterioration and low-occupancy as reasons for the closure. They say there have been major drug arrests around the property.

Currently, 31 families live in the 134-unit high rise. Residents can move to another CHA property or use a housing voucher to rent in the private market.

Cabrini is on the city’s Near North Side and the high rises had become infamous in the 1980s and 1990s for crime and neglect. Only three high rises remain. More than a decade ago, CHA started turning it into a mixed-income property to encourage economic diversity.

Cabrini residents have successfully fought to stay and make sure more public housing units stay in that mix.