Areas of Focus

As CHA plans for future development of healthy, complete, sustainable communities, where should CHA focus its efforts?

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Give The People Voices

It all begins with the people. Instead of thinking of CHA as something for the poor, you must not only make it about the people, but should include them as well. Whenever a development is slated to open or be a part of a certain community, community input should be considered. Residents of that particular area, in addition to city of Chicago residents "overall" should be able to provide input as to what they believe ...more »

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HOUSING FOR SINGLES

Families, women with children, people with disabilities all have programs geared to assist them. There are no safeguards or programs for Adults without children. Single people who fall on hard times or become homeless are forced to remain homeless. The city needs to create housing that focuses on homeless singles and singles that are at risk of becoming homeless.

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CHA needs to "change" direction

after 50 years of bad HUD policy we need to focus on the childen of these communities. There are few fathers in my mixed income community and although I know most of the children in my neighborhood thier parents are never out with them.Start limiting the time a family can stay in pulic housing, eliminate traditional public housing in the mixed income communities it is detrimental to the entire area. Now is the time to ...more »

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Overall CHA Housing

The CHA is a great resource for those that are low income and are facing difficult times. I was one of those people. I think the overall idea is to help those in need, become self sufficient. However, I think that the whole system isn't organized enough to help people do so. I find this to be very true for many that have the HCV. Many have been evicted and lost vouchers because of non-payment to owners, due to abatements, ...more »

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Follow thur with the orginal plan.

As written the orginal plan had implied dates with time limites and the rules as written were enforced as written. So if the violation was a result of a visitor then the fine, or replacement was applied to the lease holder's account. The accountability and the responsibility of the maintaining of the property and the units are the tenants and until the rules, policies and procudures are enforced on the CHA properties ...more »

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Humanity

I think the first thing the organization should focus on is treating the participants with the utmost respect as they have treated the owners for years. The organization has allowed the participants to be treated as low lifes for years by the public and the organizations employees with the poor attention which is given to the problems and concerns of the participants. The public should know the participants are qualified ...more »

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Walgreens to solve food desert issues.

Mayor Emanual has suggested that Walgreens should receive financial incentives to build stores in communties that are considered food deserts. These are often minority and/or low income communities. Yes or no?

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Ickes site must NOT have any CHA housing

I know the city is fully aware of the importance of the former ickes site on Cermak/State. With the CTA Green Line station being planned for Cermak/State/23rd and all the talk about restaurants, music venues coming into Music/Motor Row just 1 block east of this site, ANY affordable or mixed-income housing will be a devastating blow to the great potential of creating a utopian flow b/w Chinatown, South Loop, Bridgeport ...more »

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Create a Social Enterprise

Request HUD expansion of the housing choice voucher program (HCV) (with two year term limits) as a separate portfolio incorporating eminent foreclosures in the Chicago metropolitan area, to prevent homelessness and further expansion of CHA waitlists. Create a low profit limited liability company (L3C) to administer the HCV component, manage foreclosed properties for banks charging fee for service, and hire skilled, qualified ...more »

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Low-income cable/dish

I am a tenant of Daniel Hudson Burnham Apartment for 6 or 7 years. I am a senior citizen with a low income. Television Entertainment is almost essential to the tenants. It's the only indoor entertainment most of us have because most of us cannot or are unable to get out much. Even with excellent staff (Social Worker and Manager) we yet need tv entertainment within our apartments. Comcast is very expensive, RCN is also ...more »

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