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City, housing authority grapple over public housing


By Landon Cassman/Over the past decade, communities across the country have demolished or sold hundreds of thousands of public housing units.

Danville is aiming to be such a community.

Though it has yet to redevelop a single public housing unit, city officials and housing authority administrators are grappling over the future of Fair Oaks, the area’s largest family-occupied public housing complex, and plans for its own public housing stock. 

What’s more, city officials have also been slapped with a housing discrimination complaint based on a city plan to reduce public housing by more than half. 

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Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess/A row of apartments at Fair Oaks public housing complex in Danville, Ill.

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