Chicago, IL —
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has approved a major contract for upcoming LGBT-friendly senior housing in Lakeview.
CHA's Board of Commissioners voted in favor of the Housing Assistance Payment contract at their public meeting downtown Sept. 18.
All but one of the commissioners, Myra King, voted in favor of the contract, which passed without discussion or argument.
"This is a really big deal," said 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, who added that the new development is historic.
The award goes to Heartland Housing and Center on Halsted, which are collaborating to bring 79 LGBT-affirming units to 3600 N. Halsted. The project has been years in the making and is expected to open in late Spring of 2014.
Read more in the Windy City Times