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Chicago Housing Authority

Cabrini residents sue CHA over future housing plans

Community leaders in Cabrini-Green are suing the Chicago Housing Authority in an attempt to preserve public housing in the neighborhood.

On Thursday, the resident-led Cabrini Local Advisory Council filed a lawsuit against CHA which calls on the agency to keep market-rate units out of its redevelopment plans for the Frances Cabrini Rowhouses, a 584-unit low rise housing complex in Cabrini.

Emanuel: 'economic realities' in new CHA plans

CHA head cites Bronzeville project as future of housing authority developments

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Housing Authority trumpeted on Tuesday a just launched development in the Bronzeville neighborhood as representing “the new direction of CHA.”

“That [direction] is to build more mixed-income housing and build new components of neighborhoods that contribute to vibrant communities,” said CHA head Charles Woodyard at Tuesday’s board meeting. The housing agency has been working for more than a year on revising its 13 year-old Plan for Transformation, which aimed to move public housing tenants into mixed-income residencies.