Construction set for Chicago HIV/AIDS residence

By Editors

Originally published on January 16 2003 1:00 AM ET

The Chicago city council is expected on January 16 to give final approval for the transfer of four city-owned lots in the North Lawndale section of the city to AidsCare Inc., which plans to use the property to build a housing facility for low-income city residents with HIV/AIDS, the Chicago Tribune reports. The $15 million facility, supported by a $3.1 million grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, will include three buildings with 64 housing units, two support service buildings, a wellness and medical services center, and a multipurpose building. Construction on the facility is slated to begin in early spring. AidsCare has operated a separate resident facility for people with HIV/AIDS on the west side of Chicago since 1996.