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New housing opens in Cairo, Illinois

CAIRO, IL – Some neighbors in Cairo, Illinois, are celebrating new beginnings this week.

A few families from the Elmwood and Mcbride public housing complexes — which are slated for demolition — will keep calling Cairo home because of a nonprofit group’s decision to buy a building. The building has 10 apartments, and they’re all full.

Families like the Lamberts are putting the Elmwood and Mcbride apartments behind them after they were forced out due to of poor conditions. The Lamberts moved out of Elmwood four days ago, and they said Thursday they already feel at home in their new apartment at Little Egypt Estates.

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