Thousands have survived one pandemic winter, only to now face another, still waiting for shelters to have spaces for them, to hear their names called for a public housing unit.
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Homeless during a pandemic
Chicagoans without shelter face the tough choice between the streets and shared air.
New data portal documents developers’ compliance with affordable housing rules
Chicago’s Department of Housing takes a major step toward transparency.
Mayoral forum recap: all the answers, none of the bullshit
At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.
How northwest-siders are countering their NIMBY neighbors’ backlash against affordable housing
Galvanized by protests against an affordable housing proposal, Jefferson Park residents are looking to leverage their nascent organization for further community uplift.
Local FBI chief under consideration for interim FBI director job, and other Chicago news
Also, a mayoral aide says that CPS needs $596 rather than $129 million to finish 2016-2017 school year.
Opposition to affordable housing in Jefferson Park is nothing new for Chicago
The city has a long history of opposition to real estate developments perceived as a conduit for African-American families, especially poor ones, to move into white neighborhoods.
Alderman Joe Moore to housing activists: Get off my lawn or ‘that ordinance is never going to come out of my committee’
Video obtained by the Reader shows Moore threatening legislative retribution against activists calling on him to bring a public housing accountability bill to a vote.
Mayor Emanuel tries to sink CHA accountability ordinance that would force him to share power
The “Keeping the Promise” ordinance would grant the City Council considerable authority over the city’s housing authority.
The fight to preserve a model public housing project
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
CHA sitting on thousands of empty units?
Chicago Housing Initiative says Chicago Housing Authority, with a huge list of applicants, has a glut of vacant units.