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.
Protesters Call For More Affordable Housing Outside CHA HQSome Chicagoans are worried that affordable housing is slipping away and several dozen gathered for a protest at CHA Headquarters at 60 East Van Buren on Monday morning.
Housing Coalition Criticizes Emanuel Plan As Giveaway To Private DevelopersA Chicago housing coalition says private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new "Plan Forward" CHA initiative, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Mayor Makes Board of Education, Chicago Housing Authority AppointmentsMayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday made an appointment to the Chicago Board of Education and a nomination to the Chicago Housing Authority board.
CHA Targeting Nearly 650 Units At Altgeld Gardens For DemolitionForeclosures and homelessness are big issues in Chicago, but the Chicago Housing Authority has approved plans to tear down hundreds of units at its Altgeld Gardens housing complex on the Far South Side.
Ivy Leaguer Offers Advice To Fellow CHA Residents Headed To CollegeA year ago, Julius Claybron was making the move from the inner city to the Ivy League. Now, the former Chicago Housing Authority resident is back in Chicago, offering advice to other public housing residents about to head to college.