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Mayoral candidates grilled on affordable housing

With Chicago’s mayoral election right around the corner, hundreds gathered at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Tuesday February 17 to grill candidates on issues of affordable housing.   430 more words

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Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul Plan

CHICAGO (CBS) — Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority. 301 more words

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Las Posadas - An annual tradition

Las Posadas is a pre-Christmas tradition in some Latin-American communities. Mary and Joseph search the neighborhood for shelter, knocking on doors until they are accepted into a home. 151 more words

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Operation Warm Gives Away Free Winter Coats To CHA Residents

(CBS) — Chicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.

It’s the seventh consecutive year for the coat giveaway, only one part of a much larger community service fair sponsored by the CHA, the city of Chicago and Operation Warm. 286 more words

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Demonstrators Thank Mayor For New CHA Policy To Give Ex-Offenders Access To Public Housing

(CBS) — Demonstrators in Chicago Coalition for the Homeless yellow t-shirts flooded the mayor’s fifth floor lobby cheering new CHA procedures that now let ex-offenders apply for public housing, reports WBBM’s John Cody. 183 more words

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Groups rally for housing and $15 minimum wage

On Tuesday a coalition of community groups and city officials rallied at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago to call for the city council to vote for two new ordinances.   702 more words

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Aldermen Call For More Council Oversight Of Chicago Housing Authority

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency. 339 more words

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