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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 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
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CHA’s Dearborn Homes receives $2.8 million grant that supports work readiness

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The Chicago Housing Authority has received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday for the JobsPlus program
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CHA and partners to celebrate grand opening of Clark-Estes with ribbon-cutting

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will join the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden, former 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore and Ross Financial Services for the grand opening
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2020 CHA Scholarship Program kicks off with 50 more awards than in previous years

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Starting today, the CHA Scholarship Program application period is officially open until May 14. CHA will award 270 scholarships to current CHA residents attending college
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Chicago Housing Authority joins partners to break ground for Sarah’s On Sheridan Apts.

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Chicago Housing Authority officials this week joined Sarah’s Circle, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, and development partners to break ground for Sarah’s on Sheridan Apartments in the Uptown community
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CHA Board approves development teams for LeClaire Courts, Wicker Park Apartments

The CHA Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the selection of development teams for the redevelopment of LeClaire Courts and CHA’s Wicker Park Apartments and Annex.

Santa For A Day launches, partners with CHA to make Christmas special for 1,700...

About 10 years ago, independent television producer Rich Gentile happened upon a local post office when he noticed thousands of children’s letters written to Santa Claus. The public was encouraged to pick a letter they liked, and fulfill a gift request.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Council Transportation Chair Rodriguez To Join Marble Hill Houses Residents Association...

NYC Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the Marble Hill Houses Residents Association will host a scooter demo with micromobility company, Lime on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 11:00 AM at the Marble Hill Houses in the Bronx.