Chicago Housing Authority
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Public Housing Units 21491
Total Units 76267
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...
12.21.18 Members Making News
Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which was filed more than fifty years ago to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing, today announced a proposed settlement in the case. ...
12.13.18 Members Making News
The Chicago Bee library branch in Bronzeville hasreopened after a renovation funded by theChicago Housing Authority. The project involved refinishing the building’s historic Art Deco exterior, adding early learning and media spaces, and providing new furniture and equipment.
11.29.18 Members Making News
The Chicago Plan Commission has greenlit plans for a $200 million development, proposed by developer The Habitat Company, the Chicago Housing Authority, and other partners, to transform a struggling neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. The project’s first phase will redevelop 10...
11.29.18 Members Making News, Awards/Grants, Announcements
Congratulations to CLPHA PHAs Receiving FUP Vouchers; Free CLPHA & CSH Webinar to Prepare PHAs for Implementation
On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care...
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