The Chicago Housing Authority

Opportunity Area Map

A CHA Opportunity Area is a census tract with less than 20% of its individuals with income below the poverty level and a low concentration of subsidized housing. Some census tracts with low poverty, moderate subsidized housing, and improving community economic characteristics are also designated as Opportunity Areas. CHA uses this definition of Opportunity Areas for its Mobility Counseling Program and to grant monthly rental payments comparable to area rents for the HCV Program.

To determine whether a unit/address is located within a CHA Opportunity Area, enter the address into the “Find address or place” box.  Be sure to include “Chicago, IL” in all searches, otherwise the address may not be located.

Areas highlighted in orange represent CHA Opportunity Areas.  Areas that are not highlighted represent non-Opportunity or Traditional Areas.