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  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront.
  • Newport News public housing complex receives $245,000 grant to improve safety

    Newport News public housing complex receives $245,000 grant to improve safety
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority $245,000 to make safety improvements to Marshall Courts public housing complex. The funding will be used to purchase and install security...

    CHA unveils plans for better transparency

    CHA unveils plans for better transparency
    Just as city leaders and housing activists are about to introduce new legislation to bring more oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority, the agency on Tuesday revealed its own plan to improve transparency. The CHA, which hopes to make progress in...

    A place to call home

    When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." The United...

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'
    Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday. The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...