It's been 12 years since the Chicago Housing Authority embarked on its Plan for Transformation, the effort to dismantle the city's notorious high rise housing projects. So far the results so far have been less than stellar.
The Chicago Housing Authority has spent almost 13 years implementing a sweeping and controversial effort to remake public housing. Among other things, this Plan for Transformation tore down public housing high-rises and in their place put up mixed-income developments.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has replaced the board chairman of the city’s public housing authority.James Reynolds, who has served on the Chicago Housing Authority board since August 2010, is now on the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is challenging the Chicago Housing Authority’s drug testing of residents who live in mixed-income developments.ACLU lawyers want CHA to stop suspicion-less drug testing.