Public Housing

Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling 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.
CHA Getting $3M In Federal Funds For Jobs Program At Altgeld GardensThe 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.
Bronzeville Residents Slam CHA For Giving Public Housing Land To Mariano'sSouth 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.
Demonstrators Thank Mayor For New CHA Policy To Give Ex-Offenders Access To Public HousingDemonstrators 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.
Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing VouchersA 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.
Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing ReplacedAs 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.
Former Ickes Homes Residents Want Replacement Housing BuiltSome 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.
Report: Wal-Mart Signs 20-Year Lease For New Bronzeville DevelopmentWal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago's South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
CHA To Clear Out Most Cabrini-Green Row HousesThe Chicago Housing Authority is relocating 33 families living in row houses at what remains of the Cabrini-Green public housing development.
Cabrini-Green Set For DemolitionAfter 58 years, the once-sprawling Cabrini-Green housing complex finally closes its last high-rise today after the last tenant moved out today.
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