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.
Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul PlanSeveral Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.
Operation Warm Gives Away Free Winter Coats To CHA ResidentsChicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.
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.
Aldermen Call For More Council Oversight Of Chicago Housing AuthoritySome aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency.
Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last YearAttorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
CHA Revises Policy After Criticism Of “Supervouchers” The Chicago Housing Authority is making changes to its voucher program after criticisms of so-called “supervouchers” that allow a handful to live in some of Chicago’s most expensive buildings.
Students From CHA Celebrate Going Off To College It can be a tough road from Chicago's public housing, to college, but it's doable. On Wednesday, some 100 college-bound students who live in CHA got a heck of a send-off.
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.
Congressman Schock Proposes To End CHA “Supervouchers”Some Chicago Housing Authority Residents are getting government money to live in luxury buildings that most Chicagoans probably can't afford, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
More Cops Will Patrol Parks, Transit System To Curb Summer ViolenceThe partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.
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 Cop Tapped To Head Scandal-Plagued Buildings DepartmentFelicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.
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.