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2 Investigators: CHA Collecting Millions In Tax Dollars For Mostly Vacant Housing Complex

CHICAGO (CBS) — Prime Chicago river-front real estate with a rundown housing complex costs all taxpayers millions of dollars a year, even though most of the complex sits empty. 933 more words

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When is a Budget Surplus a Bad Thing?

When it represents federal housing funds that are deliberately going unspent to avoid providing public and low-income housing.

Eve Ewing’s report in The New Republic¬†identifies another looming scandal in Chicago, this time in the Chicago Housing Authority. 2,184 more words

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Nil Skills

Looking for a job? How about working for the Chicago Housing Authority?

Requirements:

  • An unflinching desire to kowtow to authority.
  • A sunny disposition in the face of irate landlords who demand some semblance of fairness.
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Operation Warm Hands Out Thousands Of Winter Coats At Annual Give-Away

CHICAGO (CBS) — A big crowd showed up on a cold morning to get warm winter coats in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Eighth Annual Coat Give-Away, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 165 more words

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Homeless Activists Sleep at Chicago City Hall

Homeless Activists Sleep

at Chicago City Hall

Homeless Activists Sleeping

Overnight Outside City Hall

“The phrase “persistent poverty” implies that poverty persists despite society’s best efforts to end it. 548 more words

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HUD Secretary Troubled By CHA Hoarding Millions

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Obama administration expressed concerns Wednesday about the millions of dollars in funds the Chicago Housing Authority has been hoarding in a great time of need, but said it appears problems are on their way to being solved. 279 more words

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Rent Control, Affordable Housing, and the Bloomingdale Trail

The Bloomingdale Trail opened this weekend and it was a bittersweet experience riding my bike along it. It’s beautiful and as someone that loves to bike-ride, it’s going to be a great amenity. 1,032 more words

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