BPI’s public housing work is an outgrowth of our groundbreaking Gautreaux lawsuit, in which a federal court determined in 1969 that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) had unconstitutionally segregated African American public housing residents and ordered an expansive remedy. Since this decision, BPI lawyers have acted as legal counsel for public housing residents in the Gautreaux case, working to break down the racial segregation and economic isolation that produced what may once have been the worst public housing system in the nation.
Today, BPI promotes both revitalizing public housing communities and increasing opportunities for public housing families to move to areas of high opportunity, including through “housing mobility” programs.
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