E. Chicago Residents Fleeing Lead Contamination Find Few Housing Options

"For Nayesa Walker, the clock started ticking just over a month ago.

On Sept. 1, she was given 60 days to find a new home after East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland abruptly announced that the public housing complex where she and her three children live would be demolished. The land is contaminated with lead and arsenic.

Walker and her children are among the approximately 1,000 residents — the majority of them children — of the West Calumet Housing Complex who are now scrambling to find places to live."

Angela Caputo, Michael Hawthorne, and Craig Lyons report for the Chicago Tribune October 5, 2016.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 10/05/2016