Chicago Mayor Jayne Byrne: Getting Byrned

HUD stares, Chicago blinks

Late last month Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne was boasting that on the first anniversary of her ballyhooed three-week stay in the crime-ridden Cabrini-Green public housing project, "it has been turned around. It's not perfect, but it's better." But Her Honor's moment of glory was clouded. Since January she and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had been feuding over a HUD audit suggesting that the Chicago Housing Authority, the nation's second largest, with 142,000 tenants in 46,000 units, was among the worst managed. "It is almost as if the CHA exists for a purpose other than...

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