Lathrop residents may need to leave during construction

July 14, 2012 1:39:50 PM PDT
Many residents at a North Side public housing project held a rally Saturday calling on the Chicago Housing Authoritiy to keep its promise to allow them to stay in their homes during an upcoming revitalization.

About 170 families remain at Lathrop Homes and more than 7,000 units are vacant.

The CHA originally said residents would be allowed to stay during upgrades next year.

But now CHA officials say residents may have to leave before construction begins over safety issues or utilities may stop working.