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Affordable housing project begins in Chicago

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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Chicago to break ground on a new public housing project.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Willie Cochran and officials from Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. joined the Obama administration official. The Wednesday ceremony begins work on The Burnham housing project and METROsquash facility in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

The development is part of Woodlawn Park. It is a mixed-income, mixed-use development on the site of the former Grove Parc apartment complex.

The Burnham will have 64 affordable housing units for seniors and METROsquash is a 19,300-square-foot squash and academic facility for young people.

Both projects should open in 2016.

In 2011, the city and Preservation of Affordable Housing received a $30.5 million federal grant to support new and renovated housing.

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