300+ Protest HUD Cuts in Chicago, “Tea Party Housing Projects” Block Traffic, 11 Arrests


Protestors constructed a cardboard box “Tea Party Housing Development” to block traffic on Clark Street during rush hour to draw public attention to the injustice of targeting the deepest federal budget cuts to programs for low-and moderate-income communities, including vital HUD housing programs.

Traffic was stopped in front of the Chicago Federal Building housing the Illinois offices of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  11 protestors participating in the traffic blockade were arrested and released a few hours later,” reported Michael Kane of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants earlier today.
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