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Sunday, December 05, 2004
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
The tall building on the right is one of the 'project' buildings for lower income housing. There is a current project underway by the CHicago Mayor - Richard M. Daley. Many of these will be torn down, especially near the loop and lake front, and the many habitants will be forced to move to the sub-burbs or find their own shelter.
Info added from anonymous reader. View original statements within the comments link:
The vast majority of relocatees are not in the suburbs, but in the city of Chicago in the following communities: South Shore, Roseland, and Englewood. In fact, CHA voucher holders make up 15% of rental units in Englewood alone. Residents are also provided relocation services through the Chicago Housing Choice Voucher program which provides heavily subsidized vouchers for lease compliant residents to move to a high opportunity low-crime diverse area of the city. Many residents CHOOSE to live in the areas mentioned due to their desire to remain close to the familiar: family, friends, schools, and services that they are familiar with. -- Anonymous Reader
I question how effectively this program will work and leave open any other news I have more than likely missed regarding what immediate housing solutions will be made for the many squatters residing in these buildings.
More Info:
Public Housing Renewal
Chicago Tonight


© 2004 Araceli Arroyo photograph | Chicago

4 Comments:

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The information that you posted regarding CHA residents is incorrect. The vast majority of relocatees are not in the suburbs, but in the city of Chicago in the following communities: South Shore, Roseland, and Englewood. In fact, CHA voucher holders make up 15% of rental units in Englewood alone. Residents are also provided relocation services through the Chicago Housing Choice Voucher program which provides heavily subsidized vouchers for lease compliant residents to move to a high opportunity low-crime diverse area of the city. Many residents CHOOSE to live in the areas mentioned due to their desire to remain close to the familiar: family, friends, schools, and services that they are familiar with.

As a blogger, it should be your imperative to get accurate information on an issue that is affecting a large percentage of low-income Chicagoans and spread inaccurate information to your readers.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger celikins said...

Thank you for your feedback. Out of all the posts entered into this blog I hope my love for the city in which I reside in remains apparent. As a blogger and former low income habitant of the city I am aware and am concerned for the many displaced residents. I will append your comments to the original post. What was ommited in my statements was directed to the squatters that have no option into the voucher program. This stemming from a WTTW broadcast in 2003. It is not my intention to mislead the readers of this blog and is why I leave the option for comments and welcome readers such as yourself to point out and challenge any statements.

As always thank you for your commenta and I hope you visit again soon.

-C

 
At 2:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea um that builiding in the picture you have isn't a C.H.A. high rise it's just a high rise

 
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