NEWS articles

Lawndale to get new housing and health care

An unusual land transfer agreement between CHA and Sinai will create 300 units of mixed-income housing and a new ambulatory care center.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Housing authority chooses developer for Lawndale Complex

Developer Brinshore Michaels was chosen today as the developer for another public housing mixed-income community in Chicago. A government watchdog is raising concerns over campaign donations linked to the developer.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Museum holds first exhibit to tell the story of public housing

With old public housing nearly torn down, a new museum will help preserve and showcase a piece of the city many residents called home. A free public housing exhibit is scheduled Friday.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Housing prices too steep for Chicago pockets

Chicago area housing prices are rising - too fast for city residents to afford them, new data shows. Even renting a modest apartment would require earning more than twice the state's minimum wage.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Questions over future of Ickes Homes

The CHA has decided to demolish parts of the Ickes Homes. Some of the project's land is zoned for commercial development, and the city is secretive with information about the property.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Community addresses barriers surrounding Latino homelessness

Latino community leaders and social service workers gathered yesterday to discuss how to encourage more homeless Latinos to seek help when they need it

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

CHA struggles to track down displaced residents

CHA's annual report reveals that about half of public housing residents have been able to return to their homes or found subsidized housing in the private market. About 25 percent of those residents can't be accounted for by CHA.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Cabrini musical explores life in public housing

An audio slideshow takes you inside the making of Music Theater Workshop's new production about growing up in mixed-income housing around Cabrini-Green. The production explores tension between poorer and more affluent neighbors.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Our voices are ignored, public housing residents complain

Residents say their voices get drowned out at public housing meetings. The issue came to a head at a meeting yesterday, when one public housing resident refused to keep quiet.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Residents forced to find new homes after Cabrini building closes

The building at 412 W. Chicago was closed late last month, due to concerns about violence. The housing authority says all families have found new places to live, but one resident says some of those families are out on the street.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Preliminary results in for public housing elections

Residents elected leaders from each development last week, and the votes have now been counted. Officials say problems at polling places may have led to a delay in releasing the results.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Cabrini-Green man grows from gang member to community leader

Kelvin Canon is stepping aside as president of the Cabrini-Green resident's council. After a prison term, Canon turned his life around and became a community leader.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Lathrop redevelopment group eyes preservation

Residents at a North Side public housing community have been waiting for years find out what will happen to their home. Leaders from the community and housing officials are finally sitting down to create a plan.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Still no results in CHA elections

Public housing residents went to the ballot box on Tuesday to elect new leaders, but even the preliminary results of those elections aren't yet available. Officials say votes are still being counted and put off the release of results for another day.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Housing slump leads City Colleges to tweak residency rules

The Board of Trustees will give new employees up to a year to relocate, up from the current six months, in a nod to the region’s tough housing market.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs