Cook County unveils $16.7 million rehabilitation of Ford Heights’ Vera Yates affordable housing

Housing News

The Housing Authority of Cook County recently wrapped up a round of affordable housing rehabilitation that has topped $200 million since 2015, with much of the work taking place in the Southland.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle toured the renovated Vera L. Yates Homes in Ford Heights Friday and said she was happy to see how it looks.

“I saw this before we invested $16 million in it,” Preckwinkle said. “So it’s quite a transformation.”

That Ford Heights project alone saw $16.7 million in construction to 116 units that house nearly 400 residents from low-income families. The work includes repairs and upgrades to foundations, roofs, masonry walls, asphalt, sidewalks, windows, doors, lighting and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

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