Illinois U.S. Senators Want HUD to Answer for Shuttering Thebes Housing Facilities

Apr 9, 2018

Illinois' two U.S. Senators are demanding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provide detailed information regarding its recent decision to shutter two public housing facilities in Thebes.

The letter from Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin comes less than a year after HUD decided to close two additional Alexander County Housing Authority facilities in Cairo.

The Senators say HUD's February decision in Thebes threatens to eliminate about 25% of its population, including some people who were relocated from Cairo to Thebes within the last year.