Chicago Housing Authority

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.


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.


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 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


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

13 of the 90 Chicago Housing Authority residents who were honored at the CHA's "Take Flight" college send-off on Aug. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

CHA Residents ‘Take Flight’ For College

Julius Claybron was always empowered with the vision of what he wanted in his future. He spent his life growing up in Chicago public housing. Now, as CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, he’s heading to prestigious Cornell University.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

Emanuel Scales Back Credit Card Privileges For City Employees

An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Lewis Jordan

CHA Chief Resigns Amid Credit Card Controversy

Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

Mayor Pulls Credit Cards From Agencies

The Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.


City Hall

Head Of CHA Giving Back His Salary

The head of the Chicago Housing Authority is doing something you don’t normally hear a public official doing – giving money back.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis Jordan.  Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

CHA Head: Most Former Residents Remain In City

The Chicago Housing Authority says it has the numbers to show what’s happened to residents affected by the “Plan for Transformation” that eliminated many of the agency’s high-rise buildings.

WBBM Newsradio–04/14/2011

Cabrini-Green Demolition

Demolition Begins On Last Cabrini-Green High-Rise

Demolition has begun on the last high-rise standing in the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011