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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.

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

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.
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Chicago Housing Authority Year in Review shows substantial progress toward housing development

CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., today released the Authority’s Year in Review for 2016, which outlines the progress the agency has made in the past year, as it ramped up development activity, increased Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) utilization and enhanced Resident Services programming

CPL and CHA reveal winners of co-located library/housing design competition

Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will announce the selection of the three architecture firms that will work with the Irving Park, West Ridge and near West Side communities to design co-located housing and library developments. Chicago is one of the first cities in the country to develop co-located housing and libraries.

Registration for CHA 2017 Summer Youth Opportunities Now Open

It’s time for young adults to start thinking about summer job prospects, and for Chicago Housing Authority youth, that starts now with the summer job application period. CHA is accepting applications for CHA’s 2017 Paid Summer Opportunities from residents between the ages of 13 and 24 now through May 14. Residents can register online at

CHA BOARD APPROVES DEVELOPERS FOR NEXT PHASE OF CABRINI GREEN REDEVELOPMENT AND CO-LOCATED HOUSING...

The CHA Board of Commissioners today approved the selection of the development team for the next phase of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Cabrini-Green site, along with the development team for two mixed-use buildings that will bring affordable housing and Chicago Public Library (CPL) branches to North Side communities

CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY 2017 MOVING TO WORK ANNUAL PLAN APPROVED BY HUD

Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. announced today that CHA’s 2017 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), allowing the agency to move forward with its proposals outlined in the Plan

MAYOR EMANUEL, CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE PROPOSED NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND FLEXIBLE FORMAT TARGET...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. today announced the CHA is partnering with several Chicago-area developers to bring a proposed mixed-income and mixed-use development to the Rogers Park neighborhood that includes affordable and market rate housing, a “flexible-format” Target store, and an upgraded community room and open space for residents of CHA’s Caroline Hedger Apartments for seniors on Sheridan Road near Devon Avenue

100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars return for “Take Flight: Staying the Course”

Despite the cold, 100 collegians gathered at the Chicago Housing Authority today to “check in” after their Fall semester to explore internship and employment opportunities for the summer

CHA helps 100 public housing college students connect with local reps offering job opportunities

About 100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars will return to CHA this week for “Take Flight: Staying the Course.” Staying the Course is a check-in event designed to help CHA students in college stay connected with those who provide internship and employment opportunities.

JOINT STATEMENT ON LATHROP REPLACEMENT HOUSING FROM CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY (CHA) AND BUSINESS AND...

Last February, CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. pledged in writing to replace 525 units of housing at Lathrop Homes by providing new housing units in North Side communities. Today, CHA and BPI reached an agreement in federal court that will enable CHA to meet its commitment to those 525 units by building 420 family units and 105 senior units. CHA has committed to building an additional 105 units of family housing in North Side neighborhoods for a total of 630 units of housing.

CHA prepares for bitter cold

As bitter cold sets in this week in Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is preparing to ensure all of its residents stay safe, warm and comfortable.

CHA receives HUD grant to help CHA youth with student aid navigation, financial literacy

The Chicago Housing Authority has received $452,000 as part of a federal grant to help young people living in public housing apply for federal student aid and other post-secondary education opportunities.

CHA Explores New Possibilities for Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Chicago Housing Authority has proposed a pilot program for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program that would provide voucher holders with intensive services and job training to determine if a time limit on voucher use is feasible, potentially making more vouchers available sooner to those waiting for affordable housing.

CHICAGO BULLS AND CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY HOST MORE THAN 400 STUDENTS FOR HOLIDAY PARTY...

On Sunday, December 4, the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will host hundreds of students (ages 5-13) who reside in CHA family housing developments at their 17th annual holiday party at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

Teens Give Voice to Voiceless through Documentary Film

Filmmaking is a means of personal expression that this summer allowed 16 young women who are Chicago Housing Authority residents to document the unseen realities that surround them. Ranging from the gravity of teen pregnancy to the devastation of neighborhood violence, these women learned to use film as a tool in a collaborative documentary filmmaking program offered by CHA and DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts

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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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Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush Join CTA to Announce Plans to Revitalize...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush today joined CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) Rebekah Scheinfeld to announce conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA’s Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area.

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Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) fought to expand federal housing assistance and protect funding and eligibility for vital infrastructure programs that improve the economy and support local communities, including projects in Chicago and Cook County. His efforts come as the House Appropriations Committee considers the FY15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill Fisher Investments Jay Carlson