Mildred Pagan, Local Advisory Council President for Lathrop Homes, and Michael Merchant, Chicago Housing Authority CEO

Mildred Pagan, President of the Local Advisory Council at the Julia C. Lathrop Homes and community activist, sadly passed away earlier this week.

CAC 2012 Strategies and Recommendations Report

The Chicago Housing Authority’s current public comment period that proposes sweeping changes to the policies of the public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs came to an end last night. But do these changes go far enough?

Lake Parc Place [Maya Dukmasova]

Under the Plan for Transformation, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) promised to deliver 25,000 housing units across the city of Chicago.  CHA reported that 21,649 housing units had been delivered at the end of FY2013–but is CHA reporting truthfully?

New CHA Regions

Just two companies could be responsible for the management of 19,338 public housing units across the city following changes proposed by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA).

Altgeld Gardens

Flat rents across the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) properties are set to rise following a recent Notice issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). But could the increase have been avoided?

Inside Sullivan Station's Community Room [Maya Dukmasova/Jacobin]

“More than an apartment building, this place feels like a hotel, bearing no markers of the residents, inviting no attachment or interaction,” observed Maya Dukmasova as we walked around Sullivan Station Apartments and the surrounding Oakland neighbourhood for her latest article: ‘The Problem with Mixed-Income Housing,’ published today in Jacobin.

Aerial view of Ida B. Wells Homes (no date) [Dennis McClendon]

The proposed Mariano’s Fresh Market grocery store at the site of the former Ida B. Wells Homes in the Bronzeville neighborhood has divided the community.  While some residents and local businesses welcome the potential for increased commercial activity, public housing residents argue that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has not followed federal regulations and are […]