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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 Developmen...

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.

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...

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.

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.

CHA continues “Year of the Senior” with annual Senior Music Fest series Today

More than 500 seniors are expected to attend the first of two Senior Summer Music Festivals sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., today, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF CITY GARDENS

Brinshore-Michaels, a private-sector development partner of the Chicago Housing Authority, today hosted an official grand opening ceremony for City Gardens, a new mixed-income rental community with abundant green features located on the former site of the Maplewood Courts public housing complex on the city’s near West Side

CHA Board approves loans for co-located housing and Chicago Public Library Branch developments

The Chicago Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved loans for two developments that will expand affordable housing opportunities in North Side communities that include co-located Chicago Public Library (CPL) branches in Irving Park...

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...

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Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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