NEWS FROM CHICAGO HOUSING INITIATIVE

September 26, 2019

Mayor Lightfoot was urged Wednesday to replace "patchwork planning by Aldermanic prerogative" with community-development decision-making driven by a commitment to racial equity.

May 10, 2017

 A group of North and Northwest Side aldermen have committed to bringing at least 50 CHA-subsidized affordable housing into their wards and called for action on the Keeping the Promise Ordinance.  While parts of Chicago have a great deal of subsidized housing, many Nor...

January 13, 2017

"While tens of thousands of families languished on a waiting list for assistance, the Chicago Housing Authority paid off practically all of its debt and overfunded its pension plan, according to a report released Friday by the bipartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accou...

August 9, 2016

Chicago’s Housing Experiment. In the past decade, 82 crime ridden high-rises have been demolished, and with them, the lives of nearly 42,000 people left without homes. While redevelopment has improved the lives for many, some public housing residents fear they’ll now b...

July 7, 2016

The following Aldermen agree that it is unacceptable for thousands of families to struggle and go homeless unnecessarily when the resources exist to help them.  These Aldermen are taking a stand that CHA needs to be reformed, and City Council needs to be more involved...

July 7, 2016

The Keeping the Promise Campaign is an effort to drop homelessness in Chicago and dramatically increase access to affordable housing at no cost to Chicago’s City Government through reforming the Chicago Housing Authority.

Reforming the Chicago Housing Authority is the k...

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