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$10.9 million in demolition, renovations planned for East St. Louis public housing

New construction, renovations and demolition are among $10.9 million in planned work on public housing following a critical few years for East St. Louis Housing Authority.

Ben Carson, head of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development, visited the city in August 2017 to announce the return of responsibility to local control over the housing authority for the first time since the federal government took it over 1985.

A year after Carson’s visit, an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and the ProPublica Local Reporting Network found HUD inspectors failed nine of the city’s 12 public housing projects where nearly 4,000 people live.

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