Chicago Housing Authority
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Public Housing Units 21491
Total Units 76267
5.23.19 Members Making News
From The New York Times: Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes: demolished years ago, Chicago’s most notorious projects continue to haunt the city, conjuring up the troubled legacy of postwar public housing in America. By the 1970s, Washington wanted out of the public housing business,...
5.16.19 Press Release
Public Housing Authorities, Community Colleges, College Access Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success
Public Housing Authorities, Community Colleges, College Access Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success New Report and Recommendations from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Highlight Innovative Cross-Sector Collaborations to Improve Postsecondary...
4.11.19 Members Making News
Emanuel, Lopez, and CHA Plan Affordable Housing in Back of the Yards Community (Chicago Housing Authority)
From Lawndale News: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez on Monday joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and members of the Back of the Yards community to announce plans for a new mixed-use, mixed-income development. The new project will include up to 80 apartments, and a...
3.8.19 Members Making News
The 164-unit project is a collaboration between public and private entities. The property is located 4.5 miles south of downtown. From Multi-Housing News: Brinshore Development and Michaels Development Co. have started construction on the first phase of 4400 Grove, a 164-unit mixed-income...
2.22.19 Members Making News
Leading smart cities industry publication Smart Cities Dive published an article about the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) innovative partnership with Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) to co-locate CPL libraries within CHA communities. CHA and CPL recently cut the ribbon...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
1.24.19 Innovations, Members Making News
Chicago Cuts the Ribbon on Two Public Libraries Co-Located within Chicago Housing Authority Communities
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon on the latest two redevelopment projects that co-locate Chicago public libraries within Chicago Housing Authority mixed-income housing complexes. These new library communities, one in the Little Italy neighborhood and one in Irving Park, will provide...
1.24.19 Members Making News
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) held a job fair for dozens of college students living in CHA communities. Nineteen companies participated in the event.
1.10.19 Awards/Grants, Members Making News
On December 21, 2018 HUD announced nearly $29 million in grant awards under its Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency - Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) Program. Eleven CLPHA members received ROSS-SC awards, totaling over $4.7 million. The ROSS-SC Program provides funding for...
1.10.19 Members Making News
Architect magazine ran an in-depth feature on the Chicago Housing Authority’s Fannie Emanuel Apartments, a 180-unit apartment building for low-income seniors that reopened in 2017 after a top-to-bottom renovation. The article praises Fannie Emanuel Apartments, noting that...
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