Madison County Building New Public Housing Complex

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MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI)-- The Madison County Housing Authority is building a new public housing complex with a high-tech security system.

Construction crews are working on the structure in the 1700 block of Market Street.

The housing authority tore down a 1950's-style apartment complex last year.

The new townhomes and garden style apartments will be equipped with major appliances including washers and dryers.

There are also high-tech security cameras all around the gated community, which will be monitored 24-7 by Madison police.

Officials say everyone who applies to live here will undergo a thorough financial and criminal background check.

Residents will start moving in by the end of the year.