Calumet Lead Crisis Update – 8 Sept

The East Chicago Housing Authority has finally authorized money to aid soon-to-be displaced West Calumet Complex residents. A resolution passed last evening authorized the ECHA to use $1.2 million in capital funds to help residents put down security deposits for new homes. HUD is looking for another $1.2 million with which to reimburse the ECHA. A second resolution waived criminal background checks for residents applying for housing vouchers.

Think Progress health writer Alex Zielinski spoke to Regional Speaking on Lakeshore Public Radio yesterday.

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