CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., to discuss progress report as agency releases its 2016 “Year in Review”

Authority ramped up development, accelerated programming

WHAT: Media availability with CEO Eugene Jones, Jr.

WHERE: CHA offices, 60 E. Van Buren, 12th floor.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WHY: Progress report on CHA’s work to date.

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — The year 2016 was a year of success and innovation at the Chicago Housing Authority, as the agency ramped up development activity, accelerated innovative resident services programming and utilized its Moving to Work (MTW) status to meet the needs of the community.

As CHA continues to work toward meeting its goals of delivering public housing units and leveraging the power of affordable, safe and decent housing to help communities thrive, the agency has creatively used its resources to provide housing opportunities and to help renters move toward greater economic security.

To discuss recent work of the agency, CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., will meet with media following the CHA Board Meeting to provide a progress update in coordination with the release of the 2016 “Year in Review.”

Press contacts:
Office of Communications – Chicago Housing Authority
Molly Sullivan: (312) 786-3344; msullivan (at) thecha (dot) org
Matthew Aguilar: (312) 935-2646; maguilar (at) thecha (dot) org

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The Chicago Housing Authority provides homes to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods throughout the city. CHA has utilized the flexibility of the Moving To Work agreement to test innovative, locally-designed strategies that use federal dollars to more efficiently help residents become self-sufficient and to increase housing choices for low-income families. As a result, CHA families are more successful than ever before. In 2000, 15% of work-eligible heads-of-household were employed. Now more than 58% are employed. Also, the annual income of employed heads-of-household has doubled to more than $19,000 a year.

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