Chicago Housing Authority
The Obama administration expressed concerns Wednesday about the millions of dollars in funds the Chicago Housing Authority has been hoarding in a great time of need, but said it appears problems are on their way to being solved.
The Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the South Side has been awarded $3 million by the federal government to use to train residents for the workforce and eventual self-sufficiency.
South Side residents expressed frustration Thursday with the pace of replacing public housing that was torn down at the site of what will become a Mariano’s grocery store in Bronzeville.
Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.
Chicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.
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.
Some aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency.
Attorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
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.