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New low-income housing coming for Lake Charles

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 02, 2013 Mar 2, 2013 Saturday, March 02 2013 March 02, 2013 9:14 AM in News
By: Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Nothing remains of one of Lake Charles' oldest public housing complexes.

Built in the 1940s, demolition crews have torn down the 72-unit Booker T. Washington complex.

What could be considered as a loss for low-income housing residents is actually an upgrade: The city's Housing Authority is leading the way in the construction of 102 new residences.

Authority Director Ben Taylor tells The American Press the total development will cost $6.5 million and include a community center and security measures.

He says the development should be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.

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