Public Housing

Network cables are plugged in a server room. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income Homes

Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.

07/16/2015

Altgeld Gardens (Credit: Chicago Housing Authority)

CHA Getting $3M In Federal Funds For Jobs Program At Altgeld Gardens

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.

04/02/2015

A Mariano's sign. (CBS)

Bronzeville Residents Slam CHA For Giving Public Housing Land To Mariano’s

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.

02/05/2015

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.

10/27/2014

Housing (File photo)

Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing Vouchers

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.

07/30/2014

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

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

West Chatham Wal-Mart Supercenter

Report: Wal-Mart Signs 20-Year Lease For New Bronzeville Development

Wal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago’s South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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

Last Cabrini-Green High Rise

Cabrini-Green Set For Demolition

After 58 years, the once-sprawling Cabrini-Green housing complex finally closes its last high-rise today after the last tenant moved out today.

12/09/2010