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 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

CHA invites qualified firms/organizations to submit proposals for Property Management Services.

For information concerning this procurement action, contact Venita Hawkins Barnes at (312) 913-5858.

Proposed Policies Out Public Comment Period Open Friday, June 27

The public comment period has opened for a proposed FY2014 MTW Annual Plan Amendment and updates to Public Housing and HCV policies. Please see link above for more details.

New HUD Requirements for Flat Rent

The 2014 federal budget approved by Congress for HUD created a new rule for setting flat rents.

New CHA website provides job opportunities for Section 3 residents

The Chicago Housing Authority has launched a new website that allows Section 3 residents to apply for jobs with CHA and its contractors.

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.


See How CHA's Uniform Housing Policy Affects You
See How CHA's Uniform Housing Policy Affects You