A look at the history of the Chicago Housing Authority devlopment down to its last game.
Created by craignewman on Oct 20, 2010
Last updated: 03/17/11 at 11:33 PM
Tags: chicago cha housing project cabrini-green
A time-lapse of the demolition of one of the last building in the housing development.
First construction of new, mixed-income housing in Cabrini-Green, Parkside at Old Town, begins.
Tenants suit settled with CHA promising efforts to move tenants to more diverse areas.
Cabrini-Green area gets new 18th District Police Station.
North Town Village, the first CHA-driven, mixed-income development, is built on city land on the west end of Cabrini, attracting families willing to pay up to $427,000 for townhomes.
2001 Cabrini tenants file suit over their relocation to poor, segregated neighborhoods.
CHA enacts its $1.6 billion Plan for Transformation, calling for demolishing 18,000 units and building or rehabbing 25,000.
Tenants suit settled with a consent decree guaranteeing their right to return.
CHA unveils Near North Redevelopment Initiative, a master plan that recommends demolishing most of Cabrini-Green.
Nine-year-old “Girl X” is found brutally raped, beaten, poisoned and covered in gang symbols. Sex offender Patrick Sykes convicted. The photo shows Sykes' home at Apt. 405 at 1121 N. Larrabee.
CHA tenants file federal lawsuit challenging the displacements and reduction in affordable housing supply.
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development takes over management of CHA, begins first demolitions at Cabrini Extension North.
CHA receives one of the first federal HOPE VI grants to redevelop Cabrini-Green as a mixed-income neighborhood.
First mixed-income developments start going up on vacant land fringing Cabrini-Green, with city subsidies.
Seven-year-old Dantrell Davis is killed by a sniper walking to school with his mother.
The horror movie Candyman, set in Cabrini-Green, about a murdered legend whose ghost holds sway over residents there, is released.
Mayor Jane Byrne moves into a two-bedroom, fourth-floor unit at Cabrini-Green for three weeks, to show commitment to reeling in the out-of-control gangs and crime.
The coming of age movie Cooley High, set in and around Cabrini-Green, is released, about an area school overrun with drugs and violence.
TV sitcom Good Tmes, set in Cabrini-Green, about the fictional Evans family’s struggles to make it, debuts on CBS, runs six seasons.
Chicago Police Sgt. James Severin and officer Tony Rizzato are fatally shot by gangs during a volunteer "walk and talk" event.
William Green Homes construction completed.
Cabrini Homes Extensions completed.
Frances Cabrini Homes, named for Italian-American nun who worked with the poor and was the first American to be canonized, are built.