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Public Housing

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