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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.

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CHA launches JobsPlus program at Dearborn Homes that connects residents to opportunities

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The Chicago Housing Authority launched its JobsPlus program at Dearborn Homes virtually Wednesday, officially kicking off a program that supports residents with employment, education and financial services. It was made possible through a $2.8 million
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Daisie Foundation will distribute new clothes, accessories to 150 CHA residents

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will partner with the Daisie Foundation, a non-profit that specializes in random acts of kindness, to distribute new clothes and accessories to 150 pre-registered CHA residents at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

CHA begins accepting applications for 250 college scholarships

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The application period for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Scholarship starts today. The program allows CHA students to apply for one of more than 250 college scholarships of $1,000 each. It came in handy for Brianna Bussell.

Soul Children turn XS Tennis into Winter Wonderland for CHA children TODAY

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The parking lot of XS Tennis will be transformed into "Soul Santa's Village" as the Soul Children Choir of Chicago host a drive-through holiday experience and toy giveaway for families of the Chicago Housing Authority

Soul Children turn XS Tennis into Winter Wonderland for CHA children

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The parking lot of XS Tennis will be transformed into "Soul Santa's Village" as the Soul Children Choir of Chicago host a drive-through holiday experience and toy giveaway for families of the Chicago Housing Authority from 2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, in the parking lot of XS Tennis, 5336 S. State St.

Santa for a Day delivers 1,400 gifts to CHA children who wrote letters to...

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For the third consecutive year, Santa for a Day – a website that connects retailers with donors to grant children Christmas gifts – delivered gifts to Chicago Housing Authority children who wrote letters to Santa Claus. About 1,400 gifts were delivered to nine CHA locations around Chicago last week.
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CHA resident-owned businesses awarded grants to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts

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Seven Chicago Housing Authority resident- owned businesses were recently awarded $5,000 grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's "Targeted Impact Fund" to support relief efforts for populations hardest hit by COVID-19.
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CHA to distribute 7,500 coats to families, children at 13th annual Operation Warm

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It will look a little different this year because of COVID-19, but CHA is partnering with the national non-profit Operation Warm for the 13th consecutive year to give away 7,500 new winter coats to children living in public housing and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program
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CHA and partners garner a pair of 2020 Library Building Awards

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The Chicago Housing Authority – along with partners City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library and Evergreen Real Estate Group – has won 2020 Library Building Awards from the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association
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Chicago Housing Authority’s Owner Symposium goes virtual for 2020

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that its annual Owner Symposium will be held virtually as Symposium Week, October 19-23, 2020.
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CHA awarded Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that it has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2020
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CHA has grand send-off for 150 college-bound students at annual event

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About 150 public housing residents heading off to college for the first time are being bid a fond farewell this week – and given complimentary dorm room supplies – in CHA's 2020 curbside edition of the annual "Take Flight College Send-Off."
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CHA Board approves $22 million for development that will provide affordable housing and community...

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The Chicago Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the investment of 27 Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) to create additional affordable housing opportunities for families
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CHA is first-ever Public Housing Authority to earn BIT Building Certification for improving building...

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Southface Institute, a leader in sustainable advocacy, today announced that the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) Dearborn Homes development has achieved BIT Building Certification, making it the first-ever Public Housing Authority
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After becoming a nurse, CHA resident achieves second dream of purchasing home through Choose...

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After getting married and watching her family grow, Tyra Jackson Williams went back to school and accomplished two goals: becoming a Registered Nurse at Schwab Rehabilitation
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CHA helps preserve affordable senior housing at Levy House in Rogers Park

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners approved commitments today that will preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors in the Rogers Park community

CHA College Scholarship deadline is Thursday, May 14

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Brianna Bussell is the CEO and founder of Webinsight, a web development company. As she adjusts to life in the COVID-19 era, she is also helping her clients shift their businesses from the real world to the virtual world.
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Bingo! Altgeld Gardens seniors don’t let COVID-19 stop game day

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Seniors at Altgeld Gardens aren’t letting COVID-19 and the Stay at Home order keep them from their weekly bingo games, thanks to the creative thinking of Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
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HUD awards Chicago Housing Authority grant for vouchers that enable families impacted by child...

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that it has received a nearly $1 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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Board of Commissioners approves Tracey Scott as CEO of Chicago Housing Authority

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The CHA Board of Commissioners today approved Tracey Scott as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority. Scott is currently the Interim Executive Director/CEO of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and has also held prior senior roles

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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zavvie launches new Seller Preferences Report

Despite the pandemic, last year set new real estate sales records. But how did iBuyers fare? The unprecedented scarce inventory conditions continuing into this year have heavily favored sellers, a perfect environment to introduce the hottest new method of selling a home

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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