Lewis Jordan will step down as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority on June 30th, following questions about his use of official credit cards. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had recently reappointed Jordan as the head of the CHA, a position he's held since 2007.Jordan became the center of controversy
The Chicago Housing Authority is considering requiring all tenants take drug tests.To get in and stay in public housing, CHA is mulling whether drug tests should be given to residents.Currently, tenants in mixed-income properties must take drug tests.But another potential change has housing advocate
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been shifting leadership across agencies – including the police department, schools, and transportation. But he’s keeping the leadership at the Chicago Housing Authority intact.Lewis Jordan is staying on as CHA’s CEO, a position he’s held since 2008.
The chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority board of commissioners is donating his $100,000 stipend to a college scholarship fund for public housing residents.James Reynolds is also kicking in another $25,000 of his own money to Windows of Opportunity, the CHA nonprofit, to start a special board o
In January, the Chicago Housing Authority gave 80 relocation notices to families living in the Lathrop Homes. They were given options to live on another part of the property or move to other CHA apartments.Lathrop, on the citys' North Side, is scheduled for redevelopment.
Overcoming economic hardships and creating self-sufficient residents are two main goals of the Chicago Housing Authority ten years into its Plan for Transformation. Speaking to the City Club of Chicago Monday, CHA CEO Lewis Jordan said, “We’re almost at the end of the road.&rd