Housing and Urban Development Sec. Steven Preston visited with Mayor Daley Friday and announced that Chicago has won $20 million in a federal grant.The two toured a new mixed-income community called Park Boulevard. It replaces the former Stateway Gardens housing project.
The grant will pay for affordable and market-rate home ownership and rental units, plus a park, field house and swimming pool.
HUD Secretary Preston praised Chicago's achievements, and called the city a national hallmark for public housing transformation.