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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.

CHA, BPI ANNOUNCE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN LANDMARK GAUTREAUX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE

Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which sought to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing and which changed public housing policy for families of color across the nation, today announced a proposed settlement in the case.
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Chicago Housing Authority residents to benefit from expanded counseling grant to help them on...

Research has shown that public housing residents who complete college are more likely to become economically self-sufficient. Now, a new grant will provide more help as they strive to achieve their higher education goals.

CHA Board approves funding to support development of Southbridge – formerly Harold Ickes Homes

The CHA Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved up to $24.8 million in funding for the first two development phases at Southbridge, a contemporary mixed-use, mixed-income community on the footprint of the former Harold Ickes Homes.
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Chicago Housing Authority residents to receive payments for utility expenses

Current and former Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) residents will receive payments of up to $6.675 million as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by six current and former public housing residents.
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For CHA kids, it’s “Back to School” at Brookfield Zoo for sixth year in...

Students from the Chicago Housing Authority will enjoy one final summer extravaganza before getting back to work, courtesy of Brookfield Zoo and Pangea Real Estate. Some 400 CHA kids between the ages of five and 12 will participate
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Seniors have their own “Lolla” as CHA celebrates South Side Music Fest

About 500 CHA seniors are expected to dance, dine and have a good time while celebrating the world’s cultures. The spotlight might be on “Lollapalooza.” But the real fun is at the CHA senior buildings.

CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive final year of...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived the final year of a five-year agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority because of the agency’s outstanding performance and commitment to enhancing the Section 3 program that provides job and contracting opportunities to public housing residents.

Reps from AT&T, BMO Harris, Microsoft to talk career opportunities with 100 CHA college...

Representatives and college recruiters from big-name corporate organizations - including AT&T, BMO Harris and Microsoft - will network with 100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars and discuss career opportunities
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MAYOR EMANUEL BREAKS GROUND ON DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL BRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND A NEW...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today broke ground on a mixed-use development that will bring a new Target and affordable and market rate apartments to Rogers Park. The result of a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Three Corners Development/Iceberg Development

Chicago Housing Authority Board Expands Housing Opportunities, Approves Investment in 353 Apartments in Eight...

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners today approved the addition of 353 apartments to its Property Rental Assistance Program (PRA), expanding the number and locations of apartments to renters seeking affordable housing.

St. Edmund’s Redevelopment Corp., Ald. Willie Cochran (20th ward), Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), City...

St. Edmund’s Redevelopment Corporation (SERC) was joined today by CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., City of Chicago officials, Ald. Willie Cochran (20th Ward) and members of the community to cut the ribbon on St. Edmund’s Oasis, SERC’s newest affordable housing development for families in the Washington Park community.

CHA earns prestigious financial reporting award from Government Finance Officers Association

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in recognition of outstanding accounting and financial reporting and management.

Inspector General investigations result in trio of felony convictions for theft of government funds

Three investigations conducted by the Chicago Housing Authority’s Office of the Inspector General (CHA OIG) recently resulted in three new felony convictions for theft of government funds, including one in which the defendant was sentenced to more than six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Mayor Emanuel joins residents, Chicago Housing Authority and Lathrop Community Partners to break ground...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today was joined by residents, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Lathrop Community Partners and Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) to break ground on the revitalized Lathrop mixed-income, mixed-use development. The new development will create 1,116 housing units, new retail options, expanded access to the Chicago River and renewed green space to this historic riverfront neighborhood.
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CHA celebrates National Senior Citizens Day with “A Day of Service” at its agency...

The staff of the Chicago Housing Authority will pay tribute to its senior population with a “Day of Service” to those residing in all of its senior apartment buildings across the city of Chicago. A media availability will be from 1-3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Flannery Apartments, 1531 N. Clybourn Ave.

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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QUIGLEY RE-INTRODUCES THE “GET THE LEAD OUT OF SCHOOLS ACT” TO...

U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act, a bill that requires the EPA to establish a lead contamination testing program for all schools and creates a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.