New apartments ready for Chicago seniors

Chicago's seniors will soon have access to newly-rehabbed affordable housing.

The Chicago Housing Authority will begin leasing units in their modernized senior buildlings throughout the city in May. The agency is even offering a free month's rent to those seniors who qualify for a lease.

The buildings have been updated with new common areas, new kitchens, bathrooms, floors and laundry facilites.

Lewis Jordan, the housing authority's CEO, said the buildings have been rehabbed physically, but they also offer a wide variety of social services, providing seniors with a positive environment.

"We strive to proivde multiple opportunities for seniors to tap into the benefits of Chicago's rich and rewarding quality of life," said Jordan, in a press release. "We are buildling better places for seniors to live."

Units are available in buildings on the North, West and South Sides. Rent in each of the buildings is capped at 30 percent of a resident's income.


Staff Writer Megan Cottrell covers public housing for the Daily News. She can be reached at 773-362-5002, ext. 12, or megan [at] chitowndailynews [dot] org.