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.
ACLU Sues To Challenge CHA Drug Test PolicyThe practice is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which says the urinalysis tests for residents in mixed-income housing developments are an invasion of privacy.
Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications We've seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS's 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.
CFO Of Joliet Housing Authority Accused Of Stealing Funds While At CHAThe chief financial officer of the Joliet Housing Authority and her husband have been charged in scheme that defrauded the Chicago Housing Authority of nearly $200,000.
Protesters Call For Change In Management Of CHA Senior HousingSeniors chanted their anger at the CHA over conditions in the Judge Slater senior apartment at 42nd and Cottage Grove, reports WBBM’s John Cody.