Judge Orders Last Chicago Cabrini-Green Residents To Leave The Housing Projects
A federal judge has given the last two families in the last high-rise at Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing project their 10 day notice to move out.
U.S. District Judge William Hibbler said Wednesday it is more dangerous to keep the 134-unit building open for two families than it is to relocate them.
The Chicago Housing Authority filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking the closure. That came after two families refused to move out.
The last families in the high-rise originally were given until January to move. However, the date was shifted as families moved and the building dropped below what officials consider to be a safe occupancy level.
The housing agency had said in a statement late Tuesday that it was "continuing to work with the remaining families" at the building.
The housing complex was where the popular T.V. show "Good Times" was based.