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Chicago Housing Authority

Cabrini-Green Demolition

Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing Replaced

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.

01/15/2014

City Hall

Former Cop Tapped To Head Scandal-Plagued Buildings Department

Felicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.

12/11/2013

Former Ickes Homes Residents Want Replacement Housing Built

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.

09/26/2013

Photo Of Microscope And Test Tube (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

ACLU Sues To Challenge CHA Drug Test Policy

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.

08/15/2013

Thousands waited in line to get an application for a few hundred subsidized apartments. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications

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.

08/14/2013

Charlene Potts (Credit: Police News Affairs)

CFO Of Joliet Housing Authority Accused Of Stealing Funds While At CHA

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.

08/07/2013

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.

08/07/2013

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.

07/29/2013

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.

05/15/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Makes Board of Education, Chicago Housing Authority Appointments

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday made an appointment to the Chicago Board of Education and a nomination to the Chicago Housing Authority board.

11/18/2012

The Chicago Housing Authority has targeted 648 vacant units at the Altgeld Gardens housing complex for demolition, rather than renovation. (Credit: CBS)

CHA Targeting Nearly 650 Units At Altgeld Gardens For Demolition

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.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

Julius Claybron, a Cornell University student who used to live in the Chicago Housing Authority's Harold Ickes Homes, speaks to other CHA residents heading to college about what is in store for them. (Credit: CBS)

Ivy Leaguer Offers Advice To Fellow CHA Residents Headed To College

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.

CBS 2–08/08/2012

CHA

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

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

Cabrini Green Row Houses

CHA To Clear Out Most Cabrini-Green Row Houses

The Chicago Housing Authority is relocating 33 families living in row houses at what remains of the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Handcuffs

Former CHA Mail Clerk Accused Of Stealing Rent Money

A Chicago Housing Authority mail clerk has been charged with stealing $1,700 in rent money from tenants.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

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