Group Of Students From Public Housing Leaving For College

Some 150 young people within the Chicago Housing Authority are going places. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Melissa Pacheco (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A Challenge

Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.


City Hall

Demonstrators Thank Mayor For New CHA Policy To Give Ex-Offenders Access To Public Housing

Demonstrators in Chicago Coalition for the Homeless yellow t-shirts flooded the mayor’s fifth floor lobby cheering new CHA procedures that now let ex-offenders apply for public housing.


The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

CHA Revises Policy After Criticism Of “Supervouchers”

The Chicago Housing Authority is making changes to its voucher program after criticisms of so-called “supervouchers” that allow a handful to live in some of Chicago’s most expensive buildings.


CHA college

Students From CHA Celebrate Going Off To College

It can be a tough road from Chicago’s public housing, to college, but it’s doable. On Wednesday, some 100 college-bound students who live in CHA got a heck of a send-off.


Court Generic

Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Police-Involved Shooting At CHA Building

A man filed an excessive force lawsuit Tuesday against the city, after his brother was shot and killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer during a confrontation at a Near West Side Chicago Housing Authority building earlier this month.


City Hall

Protesters Call For Change In Management Of CHA Senior Housing

Seniors chanted their anger at the CHA over conditions in the Judge Slater senior apartment at 42nd and Cottage Grove, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Cabrini-Green Demolition

Protesters Call For More Affordable Housing Outside CHA HQ

Some Chicagoans are worried that affordable housing is slipping away and several dozen gathered for a protest at CHA Headquarters at 60 East Van Buren on Monday morning.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to volunteers for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign at a West Side campaign office on Nov. 3, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Housing Coalition Criticizes Emanuel Plan As Giveaway To Private Developers

A Chicago housing coalition says private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new “Plan Forward” CHA initiative, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Cabrini Green Row Houses

Housing Advocates Want Homeless Put In Vacant CHA Apartments

Several groups are calling on the Chicago Housing Authority to start putting the homeless in some of the thousands of vacant housing units scheduled for demolition.



CHA Taking Wait List Applications In 3 South Side Neighborhoods

The Chicago Housing Authority is taking applications to get on its wait list for sites in three adjacent areas of the city.

WBBM Newsradio–08/06/2012

Residents of a the Lathrop Homes public housing development are fighting to stay in their homes. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Lathrop Homes Public Housing Residents Fear Being Kicked Out

Residents of a the Lathrop Homes public housing development, at Diversey Parkway and the Chicago River’s North Branch, are fighting to stay in their homes in wake of a CHA renovation project.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

Lathrop Homes

Lathrop Homes Public Housing Development Named To Historic Register

While demolition has been the trend for much of Chicago’s public housing, one development has now won recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Ribbon Cut On New Computer Lab At Public Housing Development

A ribbon was cut this Wednesday morning on at a South Side Chicago Housing Authority development for a new computer lab for residents.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2012

Bill Wennington

Disadvantaged Kids Meet Bulls Legends At MSI

A Bulls celebrity spent the day signing autographs for hundreds of children in an early Christmas event the Museum of Science and Industry on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

James Vine (Chicago Police Department)

69-Year-Old Charged In Fatal Shooting At CHA Senior Living Center

James Vine shot 80-year-old Robert Wesley during a dispute at the Vivian Carter Apartments, police say.


An 80-year-old man died after being shot at the Vivian Carter Apartments Sunday. (CBS)

Dispute At CHA Building Ends With Elderly Resident’s Shooting Death

A dispute between two residents in a senior living center ended in gunfire Sunday afternoon, killing an 80-year-old man.


Glen Ellyn and Hanover Park compete in a dance off before the big game.

Don’t Miss This Video: Youth Football Dance Party

The pregame warmups for a Chicago area youth football team recently were filled with the usual drills. Until the refs didn’t show up for the scheduled kickoff in Hanover Park.


The Kenmore

CHA Wins LEED Certification For Rehab Of Senior Apartment Building

A seniors’ public housing project in Uptown has become the first Chicago Housing Authority property to receive the top green building certification.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Charles Woodyard, the new head of the Chicago Housing Authority. (CBS)

New CHA Chief Will Continue Mixed-Income Housing Plan

Mayor Emanuel used the former Cabrini Green neighborhood — newly transformed into mixed-income housing — to announce the CHA’s new leader, Charles Woodyard.