Tag Archives: CHA

CN Sep 7 2017

Michael Hawthorne’s not too worried that Chicago will have to deal with a Houston-like 50-inch rainfall any time in the near future. But Chicago, like Houston, has a lot of impermeable paving, endless parking lots and massive buildings with acres … Continue reading

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CN Dec 8 2016

Ben Carson is about to become the guy who oversees public housing and doles out community development block grants to every urban center in America. What does that mean for Chicago? Y’know all the stories about CHA’s broken promises and … Continue reading

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CN May 5 2016

  A CHA voucher recipient lives in a high-rise with a lake view. The rent is about $3,000 a month. Another lives in Aqua Tower. ┬áIt’s great fodder for investigative news teams. To make matters worse, the CHA admits that … Continue reading

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CN December 11, 2014

  There was a stark manifestation of the growing divide between haves and have-nots in Chicago recently when the CHA revealed the numbers of people who’d applied for its most-recent round of wait-list applications. “There were 282,000 or so households … Continue reading

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July 10, 2014

  There was a big announcement this week. Mayor Emanuel’s Commission has come back with its recommendation. It has green-lighted a $13 per hour minimum wage in Chicago, and the Mayor apparently supports it. But there’s a catch. “It’s clear … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 24, 2013

Take a look at this screen grab from Google Earth.. See those two big black blotches (the one on the top and the one at the bottom) right beside the Calumet River? That’s petcoke, or petroleum coke. It’s a nasty … Continue reading

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CN June 6, 2013

Our thanks to WBEZ’s Natalie Moore for leading today’s discussion about public housing and the neighborhoods that economic development always seem to pass by. Guests include WBEZ bloggers Britt Julious and Achy Obejas, and We The People Media’s Ethan Michaeli. … Continue reading

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CN September 27, 2012

Here’s a succinct explanation of the CHA’s Plan for Transformation: “Mayor Daley was a very successful politician, and he was faced with a political problem. He had half the people in the city wanting to tear the buildings down because … Continue reading

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