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"How do I apply for housing?"

Wait List for Family Properties is Closed. The CHA's Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly called Section 8) is administered by CHAC, Inc, a privately owned company. At the present time, CHAC's waiting list is closed.
(from the front page FAQ and apply for housing page of the Chicago Housing Authority Website, June 10, 2006)

[Besides, according to the FY2006 Moving to Work Annual Plan, there are already 147,730 people on the waiting list for public housing, and 9,756 heads of household on the Housing Choice Vouchers (aka Section 8) waiting list. (p. 137 and 144 in the appendix)]

some of the homes demolished (list)


residency requirements.... often include credit history and criminal background checks, drug testing, housekeeping or home visits, and an evaluation of a resident's employment and economic self-sufficiency record.

`volunteer' requirement rankles residents of public housing - matt stearns

targeting section 8 - the black commentator

a great chicago land grab - david peterson

a colossal exercise in moral deception - wade tillett

nail by nail - barbara ruben

united nations testimony - carol steele

fulfilling the program - wade tillett

spatial deconcentration - yolanda ward


false hope: a critical assessment of the hope vi public housing redevelopment program - national housing law project

public housing: reading between the lines - cory oldweiler and brian j. rogal

race, class, and the abuse of state power: the case of public housing in chicago - david c. ranney and patricia a. wright (draft)


homes being demolished 1

homes being demolished 2

homes being demolished 3

splash page


resident's journal

fifth graders attempt to get a new school at cabrini green

this is chaos

view from the ground

chicago reporter

rooting/uprooting the west side

coalition to protect public housing

cpph mailing list archive (onsite - text format)

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