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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 th...

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 develop...

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...

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...

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 mak...

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)

For the First Time, CHA Resident Has a “Home for the Holidays”

Susan Tovar sometimes just stops and looks out into her new backyard. And reflects on her hard work. And on the journey it took to get where she is. “My little one gets home from school, and goes right out to the backyard and plays,” said Tovar, a single mother with three children. “I watch him through the window. That means so much to me.”

City of Chicago Awarded Federal Funding to Support 150 Housing Units for Homeless Veterans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones Jr. today announced that CHA has been awarded $1.3 million in project-based voucher subsidies with supportive services to support the long-term affordability of housing for homeles...

MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY AND CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY THAT...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. and Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon today to announce an interagency partnership that will provide three new mixed-income housing developments with...

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.

CHA Board approves predevelopment loans for redevelopment at Ickes Homes

The Chicago Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the predevelopment loan agreements with the master developers that allows the redevelopment of the Ickes Homes to move forward

CHA ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER WEB POSTINGS OF INSPECTOR GENERAL QUARTERLY REPORTS, NEW INFORMATION FOR...

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that its Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) quarterly reports will be available online effective today, along with the addition of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) CLEARMAP database for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) residents aimed at helping them make informed decisions about where they choose to live.

CHA announces first-ever web postings of Inspector General quarterly reports, new info for Housing...

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced that its Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) quarterly reports will be available online effective today, along with the addition of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) CLEARMAP database for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) residents aimed at helping them make informed decisions about where they choose to live.

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