Chicago Housing Authority - CHA

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
Chicago Housing Authority - CHA

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago Housing Authority to distribute 10,000 coats to children at 9th annual Operation Warm...

CHA is partnering with the national non-profit Operation Warm for the ninth consecutive year to give away 10,000 new winter coats to children living in Public Housing and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Chief Judge Castillo to Cut Ribbon to New U.S. Probation Office with Projected Annual...

Chief Judge for the Northern District of Illinois District Court Ruben Castillo will cut the ribbon to the new U.S. Probation Office for the Northern District of Illinois. With $1.4 million in annual projected rent savings, the new office is a modern workspace designed to accommodate the increasingly mobile work of U.S. Probation officers. A pilot project of the federal judiciary’s Integrated Workplace Initiative (IWI), the new office features an open concept with “touchdown” stations and “huddle rooms” with video conference features.

Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group, to Chair Net Lease Summit Conference

Randy Blankstein, President of the national net lease advisory firm The Boulder Group, will be the conference chair of the Midwest Real Estate News 2nd Annual Net Lease Summit Conference in Chicago on July 20th, 2016. Additionally, he will be moderating a panel at the conference discussing the state of the Net Lease Market

Congresswoman Kelly To Host Housing Expo

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Housing Expo on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the New Early Learning Center, located at 729 Engle St., in Dolton. Participants will learn about loan modification, foreclosure prevention, down-payment assistance programs, and how to appeal property taxes. Banks and agencies, including Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), Wells Fargo, Chase, BMO, and more will be on hand to assist homeowners and tenants

Honor The Resurrection Project for their work with Chicago neighborhoods

In a city as large as Chicago, it can be difficult for communities to find the economic support they need. A lack of access to financial services and limited community development can inhibit the growth of these neighborhoods, but one organization has dedicated itself to ensuring that communities can thrive. The Resurrection Project (TRP) stands as a pillar of support for Chicago’s Southwest Side, including Pilsen Back of the Yards and Little Village

U.S. EPA and City of Alton to hold Free Seminar on Energy Efficiency in...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Alton will hold a free public seminar, “Balancing Energy Efficiency with Historic Preservation,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, Illinois

Illinois median home prices increase 7.2 percent in July; Home sales down, but...

Illinois home prices rose again in July, marking nearly two years of annual gains. Home sales dipped as tight credit standards and lower, but improving inventory levels continue to affect the market, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

SPRINGFIELD - April 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today, as part of the Agency’s Earth Month activities, announced household hazardous waste collections have been scheduled in eight communities for spring 2014.  Through household hazardous waste collections, citizens are given the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements and garages.  Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations


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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How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter

Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!