Johnny Herndon was paid $34,000 a year to provide apartments to Section 8 public housing residents.
Chicago Housing Authority Places Families In Crime-Plagued Neighborhoods
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.
CHA Tenants Shiver, City Sues Landlords
City Hall filed more than 200 lawsuits this year against landlords for inadequate heat. Dozens of those cases involve buildings subsidized through the Chicago Housing Authority.
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.