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Housing Activists Say It’s Time For A New CHA Boss After Agency Moves To Sell Former Taylor Homes Land

Advocates also want a meeting with Mayor Brandon Johnson and a moratorium on land sales. "When someone else can come in and take housing we're still waiting on, that's not right," one resident said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As CHA Moves To Sell Public Housing Land To XS Tennis Owner, Activists Vow To Fight For Residents To Return

Kamau Murray's plan to build 39 two-flats and townhomes for tennis employees on the former Robert Taylor Homes awaits federal approval. Housing activists say they won't let it happen.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City Calls Chicago Fire Soccer Facility A ‘Win’ For Near West Side, But Public Housing Activists Say They Won’t Back Down

At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, city officials praised the deal while residents protested the use of public housing land for the training center.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Neighbors Vow To Block Chicago Fire Soccer Facility On Public Housing Land — Even After Deal Gets Key Federal Approval

The city said its lease with the Chicago Fire will bring back funds to improve housing, while residents called the deal the product of broken promises.

West Loop

Controversial Lease Of Public Housing Land To Pro Soccer Team Finalized With Federal Approval

City officials said construction on the site could begin this spring.

West Loop

Residents, Organizers Push Feds To Block City Deal To Give Public Housing Land To Pro Soccer Team

Chicago Housing Authority officials want the feds to approve their deal to let the Chicago Fire soccer team build an $80 million training facility at the former ABLA Homes.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bronzeville, Chinatown Activists Push City Officials To Consider Alternate Site For Near South Side High School

Community leaders who don't want the school on former public housing land said a site near 17th and Canal streets would be a better fit.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Seniors In Uptown CHA Building Still Battling Heating, Laundry And Pest Problems After Months Of Protesting

Tenants of the low-income Ella Flagg Young Apartments building managed by an embattled developer say they went two years without working laundry machines until one was installed to serve hundreds of residents.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CHA Senior Building Went Without Heat For Days Over Frigid Christmas, Residents Say

The problem began when a pipe burst and flooded the lobby at Albany Terrace, a 300-unit building on the West Side. CHA officials said they worked to fix the heat Wednesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As City Council Approves $8 Million TIF For Proposed Near South High School, Those Opposed Vow To Keep Fighting

The coalition of activists want city officials to consider other alternatives to a new school, like repurposing Jones College Prep to accommodate neighborhood students and reinvesting in existing high schools.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Finish Stalled Lathrop Homes Project By Adding Back Affordable Homes, Demonstrators Urge

Church leaders and supporters reenacted the story of Mary and Joseph looking for room at an inn as they marched through the Lathrop Homes.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bronzeville To Get More Mixed-Income Housing As 4400 Grove Development Plans To Add 8 Buildings

The $38 million project would bring 71 units of mixed-income housing to Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Long-Awaited Next Phase Of Roosevelt Square Development Gets City Council Approval

The next phase of the Roosevelt Square project contains three mid-rise buildings with 207 total units and the rehabilitation of an existing building that will be the home of a museum and 15 residential units. 

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Long-Awaited Next Phase Of Roosevelt Square Development Met With Mixed Response From Near West Side Neighbors

Related Midwest would rehab 184 apartments from a previously completed phase and build 222 apartments across four buildings.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Renters Ask West Side Legislators To Lift Ban On Rent Control At Forum For Landlords, Tenants

Tenants called for solutions to high rent costs, while landlords asked for help staying afloat through the eviction moratorium.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Crib’s New Bucktown Shelter Offers Young People Experiencing Homelessness ‘A Port In The Storm’

For nearly 10 years, the shelter was in a church basement in Lakeview. Now it has more space and new amenities.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Is CHA Protecting Its Most Vulnerable Residents During Coronavirus? Some Say No

The senior apartment building is located in a hot spot for coronavirus, but residents say it's been difficult to get basic equipment to protect themselves.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards