The CHA provides Section 8 vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income households. Is the agency trying to keep them from realizing their collective power?
The Chicago Housing Authority has more autonomy than other local agencies, but that won’t totally protect it from major Congressional budget cuts.
Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes opened as a model community in 1966. It still is today.
The CHA worries about mass displacement, but advocates worry voucher holders will be stuck where they are.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
Politics killed this pro-integration program before it had a chance to succeed.
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
We’ve read a lot lately about Chicago’s shifting demographics. The 2010 census illustrated how Chicago is a shrinking city. The suburbs are growing, changing our economy. Public housing that once defined parts of the Chicago is gone. Yet for all the alterations Chicago has undergone, it remains a case of the more things change, the […]
A new housing affordability index includes transportation costs, using data from Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology.