The Chicago Housing Authority has decided not to require drug testing of all its tenants.Last month CHA officials proposed that public housing residents take drug tests. Many residents and civil liberty advocates balked at the idea.At Tuesday’s CHA board meeting, members decided to kill the issue.
The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for new leadership. On Tuesday, CEO Lewis Jordan stepped down amid scrutiny over the way he used a city credit card. Jordan wrote to CHA board Chairman Jim Reynolds, saying the issue was becoming a "impediment" to his job performance.
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