The high-rise projects were torn down years ago to place families in safer settings. Yet public housing residents today face violent crime throughout the city.
Daley’s CHA Plan Jolted Region
Every Chicago neighborhood and almost every suburb felt the impact of public housing transformation.
CHA’s Transformation Reshaped A City
In some neighborhoods, new clusters of subsidized housing. In others, poverty is ‘a lot more invisible now.’
Public Housing Families Flee to Suburbs
The number of subsidized households in Chicago’s suburbs jumped almost 30 percent since 2000.
CHA’s Section 8 Contractors May Get Booted
In wake of Sun-Times/BGA stories on public housing tenants living in apartments with code violations, CHA may stop outsourcing Section 8 management.
The CHA’s Waiting Game
Thousands spent years waiting in line for CHA housing aid, while others spent only a few days or weeks.
Cashing In On The CHA
Sun-Times/BGA report finds that, since the CHA started razing high-rises, providing housing for the poor has become a growth industry for private landlords.
Comfortable Apartment, But ‘Neighborhood Is Trouble’
Living in North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, a Section 8 voucher recipient looks to get out of the area.
Taxpayers First Pay To Build, Then Lease Luxury Homes
Taxpayers foot the bill to lease condos and townhomes initially built with tax-increment financing dollars.
Chicago’s Public Housing Divide
While thousands are stuck on waiting lists for public housing assistance, the CHA pays for hundreds to live at pricey addresses.