NEWS articles

CHA okays demolition of South Side church building

The agency wants to demolish the building because fires have weakened the structure. The sides of the front entry have burned and collapsed, and the property is open to squatters.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA mum on maintenance after man falls to death in elevator shaft

Why won't the CHA talk about elevator maintenance issues after a man falls to his death in one of its buildings? The CHA won't say.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Straddling high-rises and the ivory tower, a scholar examines Chicago's public housing

Roosevelt University professor Brad Hunt's new book chronicles a series of missteps that brought Chicago's public housing to a violent low point in the 1980s.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA officials recommend demolition of historic South Side church

The CHA bought the building in 1993. Since then, it's been vacant. Several fires have weakened the structure, and it's become a home for squatters.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA program points young residents toward college

A college prep program run by the Chicago Housing Authority helps students raise reading scores by three grade levels.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Ickes' past comes tumbling down

As officials prepare to demolish most of the Harold Ickes Homes, residents reflect on the development's history. Though some of its buildings are now boarded up, Ickes was once a showplace for public housing.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA to consider paring list of property managers

Chicago Housing Authority officials have recommended a plan to scrap nine existing property managers, a proposal that would leave fewer companies to manage more than 20,000 public-housing units across the city.

over 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri