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Little Italy Residents Express Mixed Feelings On Public Housing Museum

The first housing project in Chicago, the Jane Addams Homes, opened in 1938 as part of the Roosevelt administration’s Public Works Administration Act, a program aimed at creating jobs and reviving the economy in response to the Great Depression. Plans for a museum have been in motion since December of 2006 when the CHA’s Central Advisory Council first proposed the museum and set a goal to open the museum's doors by 2012. But the plan’s momentum has been drawn almost to a halt by community disapproval and a lack of funding, according to Chris Provenzano, a spokesman for the University Village Association.