Housing Policy

What are strategies to successfully transition able clients out of subsidized housing?

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Can a ex-felon ever return to normal life

It has been said that ‘the degree of civilization of a society can be judged by entering its prisons” (1597) Over time the federal system lay testament to this humanity by ensuring that prisoners are housed, clothed, feed, and treated justly and fairly while in prisons throughout the country. Having been warehoused in Illinois prisons for many years and released in 2010, this states treatment of ex-offenders trying to ...more »

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Processing paper work

It takes entirely too long for moving paper requests to be processed even when a participant is livig in uninhabitable conditions. The process of aquiring Moving papers have gotten to be very discouringing and has caused participants to loose out on potential new housing. The rent negotiation and inspection of new rentals are also a lenghty process tha often cause landlords to back out of renting to voucher holders. some ...more »

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RE-ENTRY AND HOUSING

By any standards, folks who are re-entering their communities after incarceration do not have an easy time integrating back into their neighborhoods. The extraordinary difficulties include internal baggage they carry from the experience of prison, family and social disruption, absence of opportunities in the community, and reputations (with themselves and others) as criminals and outsiders. They ordinarily get no reliable ...more »

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Provide stability for the formerly incarcerated

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is encouraging Public Housing Authorities around the country to loosen their restrictions on allowing formerly incarcerated people to access housing. People who have worked to change their lives need stable housing to rebuild their life and avoid recidivism. CHA should be a national leader in providing housing for people who have paid their debt to society. All of our communities are safer ...more »

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NO TIME LIMIT ON PUBLIC HOUSNIG

LOL, taxpayer’s money, you got to be joking, you have working people (of all ethnic groups) that stay in public housing that are taxpayers. I have an idea, if a time limit is put on public housing don't stop there keep going. Taxpayer’s money helps pay for CTA, CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT, CITY HALL, CHICAGO SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENT JOBS and many other places. Oh and lets limit the jobs that are created from taxpayers money, to ...more »

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Limit HCV in Transformation Sites

Residents who qualify for Housing Choice Vouchers are often similar to public housing residents in many respects. By allowing an unlimited number of HCV recipients to rent in Transformation Sites, the percentage of low income families within these developments is slowly creeping up to high levels, threatening the intention of creating mixed income developments. It is conceivable, if many of the "tax credit" and "market ...more »

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The dangers of Public Housing...Survival

As we all know, Innocent people have died at the hands of others causing problems in Public housing. Innocent children harmed, and their family members. The housing Policy doesn't protect people who leave Public housing in order to survive. I know of a young mother of 2, who was threathened because she informed the Management office of an Abandoned unit that gang members had occupied. They left messages to warn her that ...more »

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Funding Lock on Single Mothers Having Additional Babies

If a woman is unmarried and comes into any CHA Housing arrangement, whether onsite or scattered site or even section 8, the governement will not provide additional funding for food or medical for any pregnancies that have occurred after housing is obtained. If a person comes into CHA with one baby, then government funding will only be for one baby. Any additional needs for food and medical to accomodate any additonal ...more »

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Is Cronism a problem at Chac ?

I believe that , some of the owners get to familiar with the section 8 staff and it needs to stop ! I think that the workers should rotate to different districts, so they wont get to chance to build up friendships with these the owners

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CHA Saturation Point Law

The City of Chicago should limit the amount of CHA units in Douglas and Grand Boulevard and any other communities, if these units contribute to driving the average income for an area down, to the extent that businesses like big box retailers, grocery stores and other businesses, refuse invest in our communities. The initial focus should be in areas that have TIF’s for economic development. A portion of our property ...more »

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Truancy

Parents whose kids are not going to school should lose their subsidies. Clearly they aren't motivated on their own, so this is an opportunity to put some real incentive on them to get those kids to class.

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Zero Tolerance for Criminal Activities

It is not too much to ask of people who are accepting money from Uncle Sam for them to follow the rules of the land. There are enough people on waiting lists for these types of benefits for us as a society to focus on helping those who chose to abide by the law. Anyone convicted of a violent crime or felony of any kind should immediately lose the privilege of government assisted housing. There is a culture of acceptance ...more »

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