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Rahm Emanuel's Housing Agency Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive Waitlist
In November 2014, the agency authorized itself to increase its municipal investments by 50 percent, so that it can now make
How Chicago's Housing Authority Is Pushing Out Poor Communities
We explore accusations that the Chicago Housing Authority has been reallocating hundreds of millions of dollars meant for affordable housing programs. What does this mean for poor residents who can't afford the rising cost of housing?
Trees Are a Matter of Life and Death -- Really
Founder and CEO, AddATree
Trees give us so much. During a time of declining public budgets, we need a grassroots movement of volunteers even more to ensure that we have green spaces and community gardens to be the bedrock of healthy urban neighborhoods.
Public Housing Demolition Lowered Crime, But Not For Everyone
Urban Initiatives Soccer Program Aims To Keep Kids In Tough Chicago Schools On Track
ACLU Calls On Chicago Housing Authority To Stop Drug Testing Mixed-Income Residents
Photo by Payton Chung via Flickr. "CHA says they're doing this plan to make us privy to the same standards as any other citizen
Charles Woodyard To Head CHA Amid Vacancy Dustup: Report
The former head of the public housing agency in Charlotte, N.C. was named the new leader of the Chicago Housing Authority
Chicago Housing Authority Throwing Out Tenants And Their Families For One Arrest--No Conviction Required
Jessica Moore showed up at the Daley Center, shaken and without a lawyer. She had a bad feeling about how things might play
Chicago Housing Authority To Evict 33 Cabrini-Green Families From 'Dangerous' Rowhouses
The Cabrini-Green complex once housed 13,000 people, before a CHA redevelopment plan called for the demolition of its high
Rahm Emanuel Drastically Reins In City Agency Credit Cards From 500 To 30, Cuts Petty Cash
Also, the cards' use will now be limited to only top executives, whose spending will be made public on a monthly basis. Petty
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CHA Drops Plan To Drug Test All Public Housing Residents
"There is no evidence that individuals who rent CHA apartments are more likely to use drugs than residents in other rental
CHA Lewis Jordan, Subject Of City Credit Card Investigation, Steps Down
Jordan and his department was the subject of a Better Government Association (BGA)/FOX Chicago investigation that uncovered
Chicago Aldermen Call For Random Drug Testing of City Employees
In the midst of Wednesday's City Council meeting, two members, powerful 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Ald
Chicago Housing Authority CEO Used Credit Cards For Expensive Dinners
CHICAGO--Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a memo to department heads last Friday, ordering them to stop using city credit cards immediately
Chicago Housing Authority Drug Testing Plan Called 'Slap In The Face' To Residents
The Chicago Housing Authority wants to require all adults who currently live in, or apply in the future for housing in any
Chicago Housing Authority Chairman James Reynolds Donating $100,000 Stipend To Scholarship
Reynolds, who is also the chairman of Loop Capital, a massive downtown investment bank, said he never asked about a salary
Cabrini-Green Target Plans Revealed, Amid Concern From Residents And Neighbors
Burnett was still excited about the project this week, according to NBC Chicago, but he planned to seek approval from the
Cabrini-Green Demolition: Last Building Coming Down Wednesday (VIDEO)
Demolition began almost immediately, and residents were slowly relocated to other housing projects, or to row houses in the
Target At Cabrini-Green? Chicago Housing Authority, Discount Chain In Talks
A historic change -- both symbolic and actual -- in Chicago's approach to public housing was completed in the winter of 2010
Real Leadership for Chicago: The Reformer v. the Players
Newstips, Community Media Workshop
Among the candidates, Miguel del Valle has a unique record: decades of experience working in the trenches on the issues facing Chicago.
Entire Family Faces Eviction Due To One Man's Crime
A rarely used policy by the Chicago Housing Authority has spoiled the holiday season this year for a 15-year public housing
What Now for Lathrop Homes?
Newstips, Community Media Workshop
The bottom line for many Lathrop supporters is that, given all the costs, market-rate housing just doesn't make sense for Lathrop Homes
How Arrest Record Screening Fails to Fight Crime and Impedes Fair Housing
Marie Claire Tran-Leung
Shriver Center staff attorney
Landlords and local housing authorities should stop using arrest records to screen tenants. Bans on tenants with past arrests simply do more harm than good.
Democracy Is Not a Tragedy
Kelly Kleiman is a consultant to charities and philanthropies,...
Rahm Emanuel's decision to return to Chicago reflects the most troubling aspect of Chicago politics: the notion that the city needs a dictator and the only important challenge is finding a new one.
Cabrini-Green Demolition: Just One Building Remains (VIDEO)
The infamous projects became synonymous with crime and poverty over the years, and the high rises that once housed more than
Judge Rewards Chicago Housing Authority In Historic Desegregation Case
The Chicago Housing Authority's long and painful history of racial segregation ended at least legally Thursday, with a federal
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