Chicago Housing Authority breaks with next phase of Roosevelt Square

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CHICAGO (TBEN)– The Chicago Housing Authority is breaking with the next phase at Roosevelt Square.

CHA officials were joined by city and community leaders for the ceremony Monday morning.

The new 162-acre development on Chicago’s Near West Side will include more than 200 residences and more than 300 affordable apartments.

Project leaders say it’s a big step in breaking housing segregation in the city, in hopes of bringing people back to build stronger communities.

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Project leaders say their goal is for Roosevelt Square to become a diverse, mixed-income community with more than just housing, but high-quality public schools, outdoor recreation and supermarkets.

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