Sustainability Strategies

How would you best promote sustainability strategies for CHA’s development efforts?

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Household Transformed

There should be a program that incorporates the entire household and not just the head of household. CHA should take the self sufficient program they have currently and make few changes. Why help others who are on the lease and transform their lives so that they can become more independent and not rely on rental assistance as well? Take high school students or adult learners ; for example who are in the household who ...more »

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Lets Move

Community garden in a food desert,(food & flowers) and a play lot with equipment that promotes exercise as play time, (integrated and blended). A walking track around the playlot for parental health,community convenience, and parent child interaction. All capped off with a mural, (on the existing wall of the former train tracks) painted by CPS students, (and others)CHA residents, and supervised by volunteer local artist ...more »

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CHA Providing Business Incubation Space for College Graduates

Subsidizing College Graduates thru the development of residential building specifically for business incubation. Yes, I do mean a building of all business entreprenuers. Many college students who major in business begin working in teams while still in college on new product ideas but may lack the money to launch a business. Since many graduates are initially unemployed, we could allow them to acquire section 8 certificates ...more »

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Linking Job Training to Occupancy

Job training would inspire personal growth, thrive to build, strengthen, foster respect for all and sustain individual family and community integration. Through HUD’s network of agencies and programs our community will be empowered to initiate personal and social change, as well as be provided with opportunities for self-sufficiency.

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Try Integrating with other community service agencies.

What you want to create are communities that will eventually sustain themselves. So you will need to work with Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Police/Fire Departments, Illinois Department of Human Services. More importantly some of the people who work under those auspices need to be a part of the community they serve, so they will feel more invested in a beneficial outcome. There are ways to entice government workers ...more »

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