Welcome to the Chicago Housing Authority

CHA helps build strong, vibrant communities throughout the city in partnership with a host of key stakeholders. As the largest owner of rental housing in Chicago, CHA provides homes to more than 50,000 people. CHA has almost 9,500 senior apartments and more than 7,000 units of family housing. It also oversees 35,000 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market.

Recent News

CHA Waitlist Lottery officially closes as more than 282,000 households register for affordable housing 

Largest waitlist registration in the history of CHA

Disposition Applications now available

Proposed disposition applications now available for review for the Harold Ickes development and Ida B. Wells Homes development.

Proposed Policies Out Public Comment Period Open 

Public comment periods are in process for proposed changes to the HCV Administrative Plan (October 27-December 1), the Sterling Draft Tenant Selection Plan/TSP (November 14-December 15) and draft Rental Assistance Demonstration Program/RAD policies (November 17-December 17). Please see link above for more details.

CHA announces new policy for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Lowers limit on exception payments, strikes balance of expanding housing options for low-income families in a fiscally responsible way

Health Care Options Still Available

Even though Open Enrollment is over, you can still enroll in Medicaid or County Care.

CHA Statement on EEOP

Chicago Housing Authority is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity.


Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Opens
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Opens