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Chicago Housing Authority

City's 5-year housing plan advances amid CHA criticisms

A five-year housing plan for the city of Chicago put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel passed out of the City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate Tuesday amid questions from aldermen and community activists about the Chicago Housing Authority’s performance in creating public housing units.

The most recent iteration of Chicago’s five-year housing plan, which the city has compiled since the 1990s, includes $1.3 billion in planned projects covering the creation or maintenance of 40,000 units of housing.

Chicago Housing Authority votes to create audit committee

The Chicago Housing Authority Board on Tuesday voted to create an audit committee, a three-person panel tasked with reviewing the authority’s audit functions.

Committee members will be appointed by the chair of the CHA Board, a post currently held by Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, according to documents provided at the meeting. Two members will be from the board, and one will be from “the general community.”

Next phase in development of former Stateway Gardens begins; Merchant announces next phase in Park Boulevard development

The latest phase in the Park Boulevard development, formerly Stateway Gardens, is moving ahead as the Chicago Housing Authority closed the financial transaction on Phase B, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Michael Merchant announced at the CHA Board meeting Tuesday.

Taylor Street to get first new park in Little Italy in years

CHA Board holds quiet first meeting with Merchant in charge, does not dwell on Woodyard news

The Chicago Housing Authority Board’s first meeting with Michael Merchant as its chief executive officer included little mention of the circumstances surrounding the departure of former CEO Charles Woodyard.

WBEZ first reported on Monday that CHA settled for $99,000 with a former employee who accused Woodyard of sexual harassment.

Former CHA CEO Woodyard resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

Chicago Housing Authority giving away 10,000 winter coats to children

Emanuel nominates Michael Merchant as next CEO of Chicago Housing Authority

CHA CEO resigns after two years on job

CHA hopes new federal program will repair thousands of units

The Chicago Housing Authority is asking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist in the rehabilitation of thousands of housing units under a federal program dedicated to preserving public housing.