The Chicago Housing Authority photo archive is a window to the agency’s celebrated history, from the early stages of public housing to the groundbreaking Plan for Transformation to the Authority’s new strategy − Plan Forward: Communities that Work. The images portray the CHA from its infancy to today.


Historical Figures

Historical Figures

CHA has played a key part in the history of Chicago, between the politicians and bureaucrats who ran the organization to the individuals who grew up in it's apartments.

Senior Housing

Senior Housing

CHA operates almost 10,000 senior units across the City of Chicago and focuses on providing our seniors with a high quality of life.

Holiday Youth Events

Holiday Youth Events

We host a number of holiday events for CHA youth throughout the holiday season in partnership with the Chicago Bulls, White Sox and many other organizations.

Mixed-Income Housing

Mixed-Income Housing

Our mixed-income properties bring economic diversity to the forefront by providing opportunities for public housing, affordable housing and market-rate residents to live in the same developments.

Family Housing

Family Housing

Family Housing is our traditional public housing buildings that have been renovated as part of the Plan for Transformation.

Seniors

Seniors

CHA has a large senior population and is committed to providing them with quality housing and services that range from health and well being to social gatherings.

Families

Families

CHA provides housing to more than 50,000 families and individuals in Chicago and has a variety of opportunities available to help residents along their path toward self-sufficiency.

Plan Forward

Plan Forward

Plan Forward is CHA’s strategic initiative that helps to build strong, vibrant neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.

Urban Farming

Urban Farming

CHA has a variety of urban farms on its properties that promote healthy eating and outdoor recreation.

Bud Billiken Parade

Bud Billiken Parade

CHA staff and their families participate in the annual Bud Billiken Parade on King Drive in Bronzeville.

Development

Development

CHA is building and renovating properties all across Chicago.