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Congresswoman to tour housing project site

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston is scheduled this afternoon to tour the proposed site of a new low-income housing development that’s the subject of a $2.5 million federal grant request submitted by the city last week.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston is scheduled this afternoon to tour the proposed site of a new low-income housing development that’s the subject of a $2.5 million federal grant request submitted by the city last week.

The proposal builds in part on an $18 million neighborhood stabilization program grant the city received early this year, which has as its primary goal rehabilitating roughly 100 units of foreclosed housing in two city census tracts.

The new money would be used for property acquisition, environmental remediation and infrastructure development in the area bounded by Foster and Emerson streets and Dewey and Jackson avenues and would be part of a plan to build 67 new housing units on what now is largely vacant industrial property.

The tour for the congresswoman is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.

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