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In the last 12 years, CHA’s focus has been on building new housing at mixed-income communities and rehabilitating housing at senior buildings and traditional public housing sites. To date, CHA has completed 85% of the 25,000 Plan for Transformation goal. As we recalibrate the Plan for Transformation, what should CHA focus on with regards to creating 3,800 additional housing opportunities?

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better conditons means better pple

I think for those who are trying to get into the structure of living out of the "projects" mentality would be for those who are working, married with children should have the rights to advance to the next step. Some pple are not at that point in life where they can move on, but for those who are trying to make it and live righteous should have the opportunity to move up the ladder. This day in age is very messed up.No ...more »

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Permanent Housing Rent to Own With Land Contract (No Mortgages)

If voucher funds could be used to purchase homes, initially on a rent to own basis, then if the family meets appropriate and reasonable requirements the voucher can be used along with a Land Contract to purchase the home over time. With Land Contracts there is little of no need for financing or mortgages. Homes could be paid off sooner without interest bearing financing. Minimize the cycle of generations on program, ...more »

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Community Garden - 876 N. Mozart

There is a piece of land on 876 N. Mozart that is not being used. Our community is interested in making it a community garden in order to strengthen and grow the relationships our neighbors share.

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Allow Tenants to Rebuild their Communities.

Everyone talks about sustainability communities but no efforts are being apply to traditional public housing. Sustainability means where people can live, work and place in their communities. The CHA has an unwritten rules that residents can not participate in the redevelopment of their communities. This create chaos because tenants are tired at looking at all the resources leave their communities. If CHA is truly ...more »

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NEW IDEAS SOCIAL SERVICES

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Perhaps senior swimming/exercise/activities centers. Just a thought. Here's another. Advise on Medicare, medicaid and supplimental insurance advocates or affordable travel for seniors and mixed income communities with saving plans for it.

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Preserve Lathrop Homes - No Market Rate!

Honor the promises the CHA made to Lathrop Homes residents in 1999: Preserve the historic Lathrop buildings for low-income and working class households only. Rehab and lease up Lathrop now. No market rate.

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Enough already for Bronzeville

Either move every CHA res in Bronzeville to new State St development or stop buidling it. Do you want to bring South Loop and Kenwood up or down as well as Bronzeville. Poor does not mean criminal. CHA does mean both. Bad idea whose time to end has come.

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Roosevelt Square plan needs improving

The current plan for Roosevelt Square on the Near West Side, needs to be reworked to benefit all those living in the neighborhood. Instead of low income units, those units should be set aside for the police, teachers, and fire personnel. Density of current low income will not attract any market rate buyers and then we are back to high density public housing. In order for the low income to work, it needs to diluted ...more »

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Sub-Divisions

Know your Chicago history and study sub-divisions of yesteryear. There is a mix of apartments and single family housing. Of the many benefits of this type of plan is a moderate density of people. Too many poor, middle, or higher income people in one area can set the stage for results that you don't want to happen. Be mindful of density, location, and urban amenities. Simply study areas of Chicago like Hyde Park, Ravenswood, ...more »

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Sale and redeployment of commercially valuable land

The previous centralized location of Robert Taylor Homes and Dearborn Homes, among others in commercially accessible corridors along expressways is dysfunctional. The highest and best use of this land if for commercial and industrial development, and the funds generated could be much more productively employed in providing housing in residential areas with established amenities and stable residential communities.

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Reduce CHA UNITS In Developments

The number of CHA units in mixed income developments have to be reduced in order to be attractive to market rate buyers. It should be reduced from 33% to 13%. CHA should stop building housing units. They should buy cheap builidings in low income areas that way they can afford to buy many more buildings and more people can have housing. CHA should just focus on providing temporary housing and not care about where it ...more »

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No more public housing

Elimate the complete public housing system thereby saving millions of wasted taxpayer dollars. If public assistance is needed for housing use all the saved monies from administrative costs,maintenance costs,security costs,liability costs,etc to subsidize short term rentals throughout the entire state. This would help disperse public housing's inherent gang problems throughout the entire state diluting the gangs' control ...more »

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