Chicago Housing Authority
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.
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.
A new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.
Some Chicago Housing Authority Residents are getting government money to live in luxury buildings that most Chicagoans probably can’t afford, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to introduce a five-year housing plan to the City Council on Wednesday, some aldermen and housing activists were urging the administration to halt what they see as a loss of public housing in Chicago.
Felicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.
Some public housing residents who were displaced when their high-rise buildings were demolished on the South Side have been trying to pressure the Chicago Housing Authority to build replacement housing.
The practice is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which says the urinalysis tests for residents in mixed-income housing developments are an invasion of privacy.
We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.
The chief financial officer of the Joliet Housing Authority and her husband have been charged in scheme that defrauded the Chicago Housing Authority of nearly $200,000.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday made an appointment to the Chicago Board of Education and a nomination to the Chicago Housing Authority board.
Foreclosures and homelessness are big issues in Chicago, but the Chicago Housing Authority has approved plans to tear down hundreds of units at its Altgeld Gardens housing complex on the Far South Side.
A year ago, Julius Claybron was making the move from the inner city to the Ivy League. Now, the former Chicago Housing Authority resident is back in Chicago, offering advice to other public housing residents about to head to college.
The Chicago Housing Authority is taking applications to get on its wait list for sites in three adjacent areas of the city.
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.
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.